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Special Olympics enjoys trip to Schweitzer

| March 16, 2023 1:00 AM

SANDPOINT — Bonners Ferry Special Olympics athletes recently enjoyed a trip to Schweitzer for a great day of tubing and have been out practicing snowshoeing.

Officials said the team wanted to thank all the volunteers and employees at Schweitzer who made this event possible.

Throughout the year the team trains and competes in different sports and competitions.

In the fall of 2022, the team took big wins at the Idaho State Regional Bocce Ball Tournament, with Laurie Vaughn and Julie Weible taking first place overall. Mike Bjoraker took third place and Gavin Lee and Charlie Meeker took fifth place.

Special Olympics provides activities for people of all abilities in an inclusive environment.

Special Olympic participants must have a physical or intellectual disability and be 11 or older.

If you need more information about Special Olympics activities in the Bonners Ferry area, please contact coach John Beck at or Laura Lee at

For more information on Special Olympics Idaho, go online to


Courtesy photo

The Bonners Ferry Special Olympics snowshoeing team. From left: Athletes Ladonna Gaston, Gavin Lee and Michael Bjoraker along with Coach John Beck.

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