For the first time in over 20 years, the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games were held in B.C., at the University of British Columbia, (UBC) University Golf Club in Vancouver and The Zone Bowling Centre in Richmond.
The games were held from July 8 to July 12 with athletes, coaches and officials staying right at the university.
With two provincial gold medals in Bocce under her belt, Princeton’s Mary Sol is extremely excited to have just won her first national medal at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games 2014.
“I had a blast —it was fantastic,” said Mary.
Mary was chosen to participate at the national level by the Penticton Pirates, the Special Olympics Bocce team out of Penticton. Team members include; Ariel, Eastland, Kevin Ellis, Katarina Gerhardt, Ida Rebagliati and Princeton’s own, Mary Sol.
Mary trained hard for nationals here at home and did some practice runs with her teammates upon their arrival to the games. Their competitions took place at Thunderbird Park – Wolfson East Field.
The team won third in nationals, earning them each a Bronze medal.