GOVRC brings back hardware from N.S. Special Olympics

Christopher Gooding
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SPRINGHILL – Silver, bronze and gold came home to Springhill, courtesy of athletes from the Golden Opportunities Vocational and Rehabilitation Centre [GOVRC].

A long tradition of finding a place at the Nova Scotia Special Olympics podium continues this year. (Counter clockwise, from left) Terry Black, Chrissy Stonehouse, Vance Pyne, Lauren Davis, Brad Coady and Terry Rhindress all earned medals at this year. Missing: Matthew Porter.

GOVRC clients were in Antigonish over the weekend to match their skills against Special Olympiads Nova Scotia from across the province in a variety of spring-summer sport. When the last field goal was scored and the last long jump performed, Springhill had a number of medalists to welcome home and congratulate, among them:

Lauren Davis – track and field bronze

Chrissy Stonehouse – silver in bocce ball

Terry Black – soccer silver

Jason Rhindress – soccer silver

Vance Pyne – bocce ball bronze

Matthew Porter – silver, bronxe in track and field

Brad Coady – bronze 100-metre dash, bring in the long jump and gold in the 200-metre dash

Of the medalist, Black and Rhindress have been chosen to compete in the 2014 Canadian Special Olympics in Vancouver on July 6th. Last year Rhindress also competed at the nationals.

Stonehouse was especially proud of her accomplishment this year, saying it was a hard match but the Olympics was really nice.

Organizations: Canadian Special Olympics

Geographic location: Antigonish, Vancouver

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