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Special Olympic Tennis Team Medals at Tournament

Special Olympic Tennis Team Medals at Tournament
Members of Henry County’s Special Olympics Tennis Team with their unified partners and coaches at the Van Der Mer Tennis Center in Hilton Head, North Carolina.

The Henry County Parks and Recreation’s Special Olympics Tennis Team competed at the Van Der Mer Tennis Center in Hilton Head where, after a week of stiff competition, each athlete proudly brought home two medals for their outstanding efforts.

Medal winners are:
Marnie Hornsby, bronze and gold; Melissa Dodgen, gold and silver; Chris Lewis, gold and gold; Jamie Gillispie, gold and bronze; Barbara Ritter, bronze and gold; Paige Copeland, bronze and silver; Jonathan Mink, silver and bronze; Darrell McEver, gold and bronze; Charles Minnix, bronze and bronze; Rebecca Heaton, bronze and bronze; Ashby Saylors, gold and gold; Shannon Steedley, bronze and bronze; Jennifer Maddox, silver and silver; Brittney Hagelthorn, bronze and silver; unified partners Reggie Ammons, bronze and Terry Nash, bronze. 

“We are proud of our athletes that competed and we would like to thank our volunteer coach, Bonnie Hunt, for a job well done, and for all the support from our community,” said Terry Nash, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator. 

The Special Olympics Tennis Team averages four tournaments a year and is continually working to raise money to support their activities. In an effort to help athletes continue to participate in these events, Henry County Parks and Recreation Special Olympic volunteers and athletes will be collecting donations on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in McDonough, Hampton, and Locust Grove for their Share the Joy fundraiser.

All of the money collected will go to help purchase equipment, pay entry fees and provide uniforms for the athletes so that they may continue to compete locally, at state games and in national competitions. To volunteer or for more information on how to help, call Brandy Yaeger at 404.660.4581 or email yaegerbrandy1@yahoo.com  or tnash@co.henry.ga.us
For more information on the Henry County Parks and Recreation’s Therapeutic Recreation Division visit www.hcprd.org

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