JC given Special Olympics awardSpecial Olympics North Dakota honored 15 individuals, organizations, and businesses from throughout the state for their commitment and support.
Special Olympics North Dakota honored 15 individuals, organizations, and businesses from throughout the state for their commitment and support.
These recipients, along with three inductees into the Hall of Fame, were recognized on Oct. 20 at the Special Olympics North Dakota State Awards Banquet and 40th Anniversary of SOND in Fargo with Ed Schafer, former governor of North Dakota, as the keynote speaker.
Local recipients included Jamestown College, which received the Special Olympics North Dakota Outstanding School Award. Jamestown College has been supporting Special Olympics for more than 10 years by providing volunteers, facilities, competition and donations. The athletic department provides volunteers who serve as coaches, chaperones, Unified Partners and event volunteers for volleyball, team handball and powerlifting competitions, as well as for fundraising events.
The college has hosted various sporting competitions and in 2012 hosted a Polar Plunge fundraising event for Special Olympics.
Kelly Klein, Valley City, was named the female athlete of the year.