By Carol Melville, Chairperson, Special Olympics Otago
All members of Special Olympics Otago, especially the athletes, would like to thank the community of Waitati and Blueskin Bay for their support of the quiz night held in the Golden Fleece Hotel, Waikouaiti on 27 August. Over $4000 was raised.
It was great to see so many teams competing and having a great night. Thanks to all those who supplied prizes, supper and donations. We were overwhelmed by your generosity. Thanks also to Alan Hall at the Golden Fleece Hotel for providing his facility and staff, whose hospitality allowed all to have a great night while raising funds which will be used to assist our athletes with travel costs to their sports events.
Thank you everyone.
Special Olympics Otago would also like to take this opportunity to wish Hugh Brown from Blueskin Bay every success when he represents Special Olympics New Zealand at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in South Korea in January 2013. Hugh is training hard to get himself fit for this competition and appreciates the effort that his local community have put in to assist him raise the funds he needs to attend this very prestigious event.