Submitted by ASF Race Team Coach Mary Bozzone
On March 5, 2011, 13 athletes, six coaches, 20 parents and family members, plus our favorite two West Mountain coaches, Ray and Mary, headed to West Mountain for the Special Olympics Regional Games. Everyone had a wonderful time seeing old friends and competing against one another. This was the first Special Olympics for three of our athletes. Everyone made them feel like old friends.
The athletes competed in slalom and giant slalom races and brought home 26 medals (16 golds, seven silvers and three bronzes). For the first time, we had five athletes skiing in the advanced group of skiers. Everyone did very well. Another first for the team was that we had three snowboarders racing this year (a veteran and two rookies), all of whom made us proud.
It was another great day for the ASF Race Team. Congratulations to all of the athletes. A special thank you to all of the coaches, parents and all of the people at West Mountain and Special Olympics, who made the day so special for all of our athletes.