Fernie Special Olympics athletes bowl over competition at Summer Games

Five athletes representing the Elk Valley in the Special Olympics went to the Provincial Summer Games the weekend of July 11-14.

  • Jul. 17, 2013 5:00 a.m.
Athletes (left to right) Melissa McIntosh

Athletes (left to right) Melissa McIntosh

Five athletes representing the Elk Valley in the Special Olympics went to the Provincial Summer Games the weekend of July 11-14 in Langley, B.C.

Athletes Gord Beler (Elkford), Kyle Letkeman, Melissa McIntosh, Darren Pattison and Kathy Sheppard, all from Fernie, brought home a bronze medal in their division.

Kathy Sheppard bowled her best game of 203, while Darren Pattison walked away with two gold medals, one for high triple series and the second for high pins over average. “It took the whole team effort to get them in the medal standing,” said coach, Georgina McIntosh.