Friendships, inspiration on display at Special Olympics games

GILLETTE - Dozens of athletes were at the Thunder Basin High School track Friday afternoon, running, walking, throwing and rolling.

Jordi Stewart, 9, ran to grab a Powerade for Lander Special Olympian Nick Eisnnicher, who just completed the 30-meter slalom on the track, swerving his wheelchair in and out of cones as eighth-graders from Sage Valley Junior High timed him.

Jordi, a Buffalo Ridge student, also helped over the weekend with the basketball skills competitions, which included dribbling, passing and shooting drills. She would come alongside the athletes to walk them through the process...


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