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Special Olympics ends Season at State Summer Games


Marion County Special Olympics wrapped up their season at the State Summer Games at Iowa State University. The bocce ball team of Ben Heywood, Marissa Scheltzbaum, and Michelle Turnage of Pleasantville, Jacob Hindman of Knoxville, and Haley Stevens of PCM were bronze medal winners. Hindman earned two gold medals in swimming events, Turnage earned a silver in the 50m dash and bronze in the softball throw, and Tegan Ripperger of Pleasantville earned a gold in the softball throw. The season is starting again late next month. If you’re interested in participating or wish to volunteer, contact Maureen Scheltzbaum at 515-848-3822.

All photos courtesy of Maureen Schletzbaum.

Caleb at cycling event [2]

Ben_at_Bocce_Event [3]

Jacob with his 2 gold medals for swimming [4]

Jacob_positioning_the_ramp_for_his_turn_at_bocce [5]

Joe at cycling event [6]

Justin at cycling event [7]