Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

Torch run to raise travel funds for Olympic meet


April 26, 2018

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Already wearing two, swimmer Carter Hammer gets ready to win a third gold medal at the 2017 Special Olympics in Anchorage. A running fundraiser is scheduled for May 19 to help him and other participants travel to this year's competition in June.

A five-kilometer run will be held later next month to benefit participants in this year's Special Olympics.

Special Olympics Alaska is a state chapter of the wider program that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympian sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Its calendar centers around two main tournaments, the Winter Olympics in March and the Summer games in June. The organization also holds a fall tournament in September and a statewide bowling tournament in November.

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