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Special Olympics Vermont Celebrates a Successful 2024 Winter Games

 

South Burlington, VT – March 21, 2024

 

South Burlington, Vt. - Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT) hosted the 2024 Winter Games on Friday, March 15th at The Hermitage Club in Wilmington, Vermont. Over 125 delegates, including athletes and coaches from eight local programs trained and competed in alpine skiing and snowboarding. This was Special Olympics Vermont’s largest Winter Games since 2019.  

 


The delegations that competed included Addison, Central Vermont, Chittenden, Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow, Northshire, Randolph, Rutland and Smugglers’ Notch Adaptive. 

 

“The 2024 Winter Games was an incredible showcase of the power of the Special Olympics Vermont community," stated Sarah McCaffrey, President & CEO of Special Olympics Vermont. "The commitment and preparation our athletes devoted to these games reflect their remarkable resilience, enduring spirit, and sheer determination.

 

This event would not have been possible without the generosity of The Hermitage Club which opened its doors to our athletes, used their expertise to set up race courses, and dedicated their time and energy to making this experience incredibly meaningful for all athletes and families. Special Olympics Vermont is also grateful for the support of our partners at Rally2Give who were on site throughout the entire event and provided dinner for delegates on Thursday night, Potash Hill for providing our delegates



a great place to stay, The Hodson Family for covering family meals on Thursday, and to Tito’s Taqueria, Black River Produce, Performance Food Group, Brattleboro Subaru and Brattleboro Food Co-Op for coming together to donate all the items for Friday night’s dinner! Special Olympics Vermont would also like to recognize all of the volunteers that made the events possible, especially the team from Adaptive Sports at Mount Snow. 

 

The event was a huge success with athletes, coaches, families, volunteers and spectators having a fantastic time despite the rain. As Northshire athlete Jake Alexopoulos said, “I had a great time, making everybody happy and keeping everybody safe and having fun!”

 

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