This weekend is the Summer State Championship for Special Olympics Minnesota. As part of the event, Minnesota Olympians were invited to take part in a fundraiser and help participate in the festivities.
Special Olympics spokeswoman and global messenger Katie Timmer addresses the audience. She’ll be representing Minnesota at Nationals in Nebraska this July.
Here, Katie poses with 2002 Olympic Speedskater Jason Hedstrand and his wife Kris. A number of Olympic athletes were on hand including my CXC teammate Caitlin Compton.
Here, the Gold Medal winning 4 x 100m relay from up on the Range in Mesabi Country poses for a shot.
What’s the most popular sport in Minnesota Special Olympics? “Bowling, by far,” says Pam Byrd, director of SOMN. She even introduced me to a couple of athletes that have bowled a perfect 300. Dang, I’m lucky if I break 100!