Locals shine at Special Olympics | SummitDaily.com

Locals shine at Special Olympics

Five athletes from Summit County had exceptional weekends a the state games for the Special Olympics, held at Copper Mountain on March 6, competing in super-G and giant slalom.

In all, over 500 athletes participated in the two-day event initiated in Denver, March 5. Approximately 295 volunteers were there to help as well.

Steven Kennedy, new to the local team, won a gold medal in the super-G and a silver medal in the GS from the novice division.

Caroline Willis won a gold medal in the super-G as well as another gold in the GS in the intermediate division.

K.C. Farmer, also in the intermediate division, won a silver medal in super-G and was fourth in giant slalom.

In the advanced division, Vital LaRocque placed fourth in GS and won a silver medal in super-G.

Kelly Faber received gold medals in both disciplines.

The team, coaches and the parents of the Summit County athletes, wish to thank Copper Mountain for allowing the athletes to train every weekend and for the resort’s stellar employees “who made all our days great with their wonderful attitudes,” team coach Sharon Farmer said.

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