Special Olympics ski team enjoys productive season
Drumheller Special Olympic had a productive season training locally and on the slopes.
Coach Martin McSween recounted the season where two Drumheller athletes Mitchell Pennington, and Jay Dekeyser, participated in dryland training weekly at the Drumheller Community Facility from November, 2015 to March 30, 2016.
Quinn Delisle, joined with the athletes in February and March. The team completed two on snow training days at the Nakiska Ski Resort on Saturday January, 30 and Saturday, March 19, 2016. The team enjoyed positive weather and great snow conditions at the resort this year.
McSeween said Drumheller athletes and coaches were very grateful for the kind generosity of a sponsored van by Drumheller Western GM, for trips to and from Drumheller to Nakiska Ski Resort.
McSween said the team was also supported by Pat Scattegood and Colleen Pennington were invaluable with their behind the scenes encour- agement. He is also grateful for the staff at the Badlands Community Facility for their support during training. Joa Markotic also supported the team at the March 19 on snow training .
Members of the Special Olympic Ski Team in Drumheller had a great season. The team featured (l-r) Jay Dekeyser, Quinn Delisle, Mitch Pennington and coach Martin McSween,