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Teammates win gold at Special Olympics Winter Games

3/21/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Lee Eisinger
WEST AKRON — The Summit Special Olympics Athletic Club announced World Down Syndrome Day will be recognized today, March 21, to symbolize the third copy of the 21st chromosome in individuals with Down syndrome. This eighth anniversary continues to raise global awareness by advocating for the rights, inclusion and well being of individuals with Down syndrome, according to club officials.

Two club members with Down syndrome won gold medals at the Ohio Special Olympics Winter Games at Boston Mills and Brandywine Ski Resort Feb. 6-7. West Akron residents P.J. O’Neil, 19, and Todd Eisinger, 30, shown at right from left, competed in alpine skiing. O’Neil won gold in the intermediate slalom and giant slalom, while Eisinger won gold in the advanced downhill and the advanced giant slalom.

For more information about the club, contact local coordinator Lee Eisinger at 330-864-8512.

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