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36th annual Special Olympics NC Alpine Games

From left, Colton Sobolwesky of Watauga Rescue, Officer Paul Scott of Appalachian State

University Police, Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, Capt. Andy LeBeau of Boone Police

Department, Special Olympics athlete T'juana James, and James Harkey of the Boone Police

Department prepare to light the official Special Olympics Winter Games cauldron at Appalachian

Ski Mountain during the games' opening ceremonies Sunday afternoon.
From left, Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman, Boone Police Dept. Capt. Andy LeBeau,

Special Olympics athlete T'juana James and Boone Police officer Jake Harkey during the lighting

of the official Special Olympics North Carolina cauldron during the opening ceremonies of the

36th annual SONC Alpine Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain Sunday afternoon. James is a

Special Olympics athlete from Pasquotank County who competes in both alpine sports and

weightlifting. Officer Harkey is a Special Olympics Team USA coach who traveled to South Korea

this past summer to participate in the world games.
Published: 9:52 AM, 01/06/2014 Last updated: 9:53 AM, 01/06/2014

Source: The Blowing Rocket

The 36th annual Special Olympics North Carolina Alpine Games were held at Appalachian Ski Mountain Sunday afternoon. This year's games attracted 105 athletes from North Carolina and Virginia for skiing and snowboarding competitions. Photos by Jeff Eason.

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