A group of seven local athletes are preparing to enter the Special Olympics USA Games scheduled for June 14-21 in Mercer County, New Jersey.
Three of the seven national team members are from BOCES’ Special Olympic team, the other four are from various teams in the area. Here are the seven national Olympic competitors, listed by sport followed by their name, sponsoring team and residence:
Adeline Guzzi – BOCES, Vestal
Dana Hamm - Vestal, Johnson City
Dawn Perry – Kirkwood, Whitney Point
Brandy Bush- Kirkwood, Binghamton
Chris Beylo- Johnson City, JC
Mike Bergman – BOCES, Windsor
Laweren Waples- BOCES, Vestal
Tennis coach - Megan Gorski of Maine
The Special Olympics USA Games will feature approximately 3,500 athletes competing in seven sports.
Pictured (l-r) - Back: Coach Megan Gorski, Mikey Bergman, Brandy Bush,Chris Beylo, Dana Hamm. Front: Adi guzzi, Laweren Waples.