Special Olympics Ohio - 2015 State Summer Games

Portage DD Special Olympics Team
Portage County Board of DD sent 30 athletes and 10 + chaperones to Ohio State University for the annual State Games (June 26, 27, and 28). The weather was rainy and unusually cool- not what any of the annual volunteers, coaches and athletes are used to. The athletes were able to compete in a variety of sports (as you can see listed below), enjoyed Opening Ceremonies with the mounted police, a parade, balloons and the lighting of the torch. During down time, the athletes were able to enjoy Tent Town and a host of games and prizes, go shopping at the gift store, visit the petting zoo and eat popcorn and snow cones (a favorite of all). A special thanks goes out to all the PCBDD employees who gave up their weekend to make it so MEMORABLE for the athletes. That’s what it’s all about!

Congratulations to:

Bocce MedalBocce Doubles
  • Master Blaster #1- Mason Lease and Charlie Deveny- Gold
  • Master Blaster #2- Libby Stauber and Michael Dukes- Silver
  • Dave Sabo- Gold
  • John Terlecky- Gold
Bowling Medal
  • Chrissy Giebel- Silver (Bench Press), Silver (Dead Lift), Silver (Combination)
  • Aaron Dallner- Silver (Bench Press), Silver (Dead Lift), Silver (Combination)
  • Matthew Sisley- 7th Place (Bench Press), 7th Place (Dead Lift), 7th Place (Combination)
  • Donny Shardy- Silver (Bench Press), Silver (Dead Lift), Silver (Combination)
Track and Field
  • Ashley Wilson- 100M walk- Gold Softball Throw- Gold
  • Christina Sonny- 100M Walk- Gold Softball Throw- Silver
  • Kathy Wagar- 400M Walk- Gold 800M Walk- Bronze
Volleyball Team
  • Silver- Brandon Boyett, Donald Flegal, Shanna Gentile, Ben Salvo, Kristin Maccharola, Joe Persavich, Jerry Dowling
Soccer Team
  • 4th place- Kenneth Fletcher, Tyler Furness, Cainin Mizer, Andrew Struzynski, Craig Hughes, Michelle Reed, Shelby Martell, Camden Furness- partner, Shanley Mizer- partner

Volleyball Photo     A Group Photo    Opening Ceremonies     Releasing Balloons

Soccer Team     Soccer Team Zoom    Track and Field Photo     Powerlifting Medals

More Powerlifting Medals     Bowling Photo    Another Group Photo     Bocce Doubles Medals

Congratulations to all of the Blue Steaks athletes!