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25 Surrey athletes compete for Team BC at Special Olympics in Vancouver

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Twenty-five athletes from Surrey are on Team BC, which is competing at the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games this week in Vancouver.

Approximately 2,000 coaches, officials and athletes across 11 sports will participate in the national competition, which began yesterday (Wednesday) and continues through to Saturday at the university of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Sheryl Rollie, Chris Edgar, Kevin Lilley, Sandra Waddell and Cathy Hunter are on B.C.’s five-pin bowling team, while Kierra Stoneham and Kevin Forbes will compete in 10-pin bowling.

Mitchell Hallmann is on the Team BC soccer team, while Jim Laitar and Carl Willing are on the softball squad.

The swim team includes Kristina Ettema, Sean Bellows and David Baxter. Alexandra Magee and Krista Milne will compete in rhythmic gymnastics.

Surrey athletes on the basketball team are Tracy Payne, Alex Balschuk, Scott Stewart and Thien Lam.

In track and field are Kellie Robertson, Jason Chang, Ethan Mountain, Cristian Crowe, Stecey Kohler and Alexa Lehwald.

“Having the opportunity to represent your sport and your province at a national level Games is a life-changing experience,” said Cathy Priestner Allinger, board chair of Special Olympic Canada 2014 Summer Games.

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