Special athletes enjoy summer games

Five CCSD2 special olympians happy to participate in new summer sports in Laramie


Photo courtesy Sarah Johansson

From left, Eli Williams, Daniel Purchase, Jack Chatfield and Aiden Clarke pose for a photo with their medals in Laramie.

On the weekend of May 9, Laramie played host to the 2019 Summer Games for Special Olympics of Wyoming. Carbon County School District No. 2 (CCSD2) sent five students to compete and, for the first time this year, were able to play in 3-on-3 basketball and compete in a 4x100 meter relay.

Michael Dugger, who attends Encampment K-12 School, is familiar with Special Olympics and always looks forward to it. While he enjoys basketball, what he enjoys even more is the chance to stay at a hotel and eat out. This is something shared by all of those who competed this year and is something that competi...

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