Special Olympians: There’s a strong group of athletes heading to the Alberta Special Olympics in Medicine Hat July 7 to 9. To help make it happen the groups held a 5 km fundraiser walk in Red Deer June 25. The group raised $2,400, which will go to help pay for the trip. Pictured here are (l-r) Warren Campbell who raised the second highest amount and who will compete in swimming, Matheson raised the third highest amount and will compete in bowling while Jeanette Lawton raised the most amount and she will compete in bowling. They will head out with these athletes from Lacombe and Ponoka. In bowling: Vicky Day, Colin Serugamell and Ashley Lamey. Swimming: Angie Ahlquist, Skylar Krossa, Jason Pugh and Justin Hoffman. Photo submitted

PHOTO: Ponoka kids head to Alberta Special Olympics

Several Ponoka athletes are taking part in the Alberta Special Olympics

By Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Several Ponoka athletes are taking part in the Alberta Special Olympics