Area athletes fare well at Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle

Published on Friday, 20 July 2018 20:59


SEATTLE, Wash. - Competing at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Wash., Team Connecticut had an impressive showing.

Connecticut had 46 delegates, coaches, athletes and unified teammates who competed in a variety of sports consisting of golf, tennis, bowling, track and field, swimming, basketball and video gaming.

The local area had athletes that contributed to the successful trip to Seattle and a pair of performances in unified golf and unified tennis stood out.

Bristol’s Dale Akerly and Southington’s Anthony Thibeault competed in the Level 2 final round of men’s unified golf and finished in fourth place with a final score of 152.

Newington’s Paul Tetreault competed in the unified doubles event with Brett Glaser of Madison and the duo placed second, earning a silver medal.

The event featured more than 4,000 Special Olympics athletes and coaches from the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

All of the athletes got a chance to showcase their talents in front of thousands watching.

Posted in New Britain Herald, General Sports on Friday, 20 July 2018 20:59. Updated: Friday, 20 July 2018 21:02.