By Jonathan Gallardo
Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Friendships, inspiration on display at Special Olympics games


Ed Glazar, Gillette News Record

Phil Grabrick coaxes an athlete to the finish line of a track and field event Saturday during a day of competition in the Special Olympics Summer Games at Thunder Basin High School in Gillette.

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 proc...

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