Creston Special Olympics program relies on community support

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To the Editor:

As a volunteer in Creston Special Olympics, I would like to thank all the residents of Creston who supported our annual bottle drive and fundraiser.

Without the support that we received from our own volunteers and those who gave of their time, Creston Special Olympics programs could not go on. The people of Creston not only gave us their bottles, cans and plastics but also generous cash donations, as well. The staff at Columbia Bottle Recycling under the direction of Dave Fowler were wonderful to work with and made our event run smoothly.

Our organization in Creston boasts over 40 athletes. The programs that we organize include bowling, which is self-funded locally but relies on the organization to pay for tournaments and travel, including accommodation. The athletes in our floor hockey program have qualified for the upcoming winter games in Kamloops this February and it is your support that enables them to partake. We are offering rhythmic gymnastics, floor hockey and bowling this session, and look forward to a Halloween dance for our athletes.

None of this would be possible without your support and the support of local United and Presbyterian churches who donate the use of their halls for these events. We also owe thanks to Renee’s Roadhouse Diner, the former ABC Country Restaurant and Ricki’s All-Day Grill for all their cans and bottles, as well as Home Hardware, one of the provincial sponsors for Special Olympics.

Richard M. Chlopecki

Creston Special Olympics co-ordinator