Brent Bush is an attorney in Wheeling, West Virginia and board president of Russell Nebsitt Services Inc. Michael Bush is an attorney with Bowles Rice LLP in Morgantown and a member of the board of directors of Special Olympics of West Virginia.

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In a recent article, 

Forbes Magazine recognized March as Developmental Disability Awareness Month, urging us all to better serve our friends, relatives, neighbors, and community members who have special needs. 

Developmental disabilities, also known as special needs, are disabilities resulting from the impairment of one's intellectual functioning or adaptive behavior, such as autism or cerebral palsy, usually from a very young age. Developmental disabilities also may be the result of events, such as traumatic brain injury, which occur later in life. 

ATHLETE NAME

EVENT NAME

FINISHED

O'Reilly, Mark

25 Y Backstroke

4th

50 Y Freestyle

Silver

50 Y Backstroke

Participation

Snodgrass, Chris

50 Y Freestyle

Silver

50 Y Backstroke

Bronze

100 Y Freestyle

5th

     

Athletics (Track & Field)

ATHLETE NAME

EVENT NAME

FINISHED

Ables, Nikita

100 M Run

Gold

200 M Run

Gold

Long Jump

Gold

Blower, Michael

100 M Run

Gold

Long Jump

6th

Shot Put - Men 4Kg

7th

Bouck, Tyler

100 M Run

Silver

Long Jump

Gold

Shot Put - Men 4Kg

5th

Chapman, Michael

100 M Run

5th

Long Jump

4th

Shot Put - Men 4Kg

Bronze

Critchfield, Nate

10 K Run

Bronze

5000 M Run

Gold

Fowler, Tiffany

100 M Run

6th

Mini Javelin 300gr

Silver

Shot Put - Women 3Kg

Gold

Fullerton, Josh

100 M Run

Gold

200 M Run

Gold

400 M Run

Silver

Gano, Amanda

50 M Run

Gold

Softball Throw

Bronze

Standing Long Jump

Silver

Riley, Tina

100 M Run

4th

200 M Run

Bronze

Mini Javelin 300gr

6th

     

Bocce

ATHLETE NAME

EVENT NAME

FINISHED

Butler, Carolyn

Singles

Bronze

Doubles

4th

Team

Silver

Butler, Pam

Singles

4th

Doubles

4th

Team

Silver

Bocce Continued…

Lagatta, Ralph

Singles

Silver

Doubles

4th

Team

Silver

Romagnoli, Mark

Singles

Gold

Doubles

4th

Team

Silver

     

Bowling

ATHLETE NAME

EVENT NAME

FINISHED

Brewster, Tiffany

Singles

6th

Doubles

5th

Team

Bronze

Dixon, Luke

Singles

5th

Doubles

Gold

Team

Bronze

Fiebig, Lawrence

Singles

4th

Doubles

Silver

Team

Silver

Jenot, Bill

Singles

6th

Doubles

Silver

Team

Silver

McNeill, Troy

Singles

Bronze

Doubles

Gold

Team

Bronze

Miller, Harrison

Singles

Gold

Doubles

Silver

Team

Silver

Smith, Sybil

Singles

Bronze

Doubles

5th

Team

Bronze

Van Meter, David

Singles

6th

Doubles

Silver

Team

Silver

     

Tennis

ATHLETE NAME

EVENT NAME

FINISHED

Kinder, Matthew

Singles

Silver

Doubles

Gold

Mayse, Mark

Singles

4th

Doubles

Gold

Charleston Gazette
John Corbett, the CEO of Special Olympics West Virginia, said this is the Olympics' ninth year in Charleston, but the state has had some form of games for more than 40 years. “We draw ... “It's one of the big events we do in the summer,” he said. “A lot of guys ...

wvmetronews.com
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Some very special athletes are in the Capitol City this weekend to compete for some coveted titles. The annual West Virginia Special Olympics Summer Games begins Friday and lasts through Sunday.

More than 850 athletes and their coaches will be on hand to participate in the games. They’ll compete in events such as track and field, golf, tennis and swimming. Laidley Field will be the center of activity but the games will be spread out at venues across the city including the pool at the YMCA.

 Special Olympics West Virginia will be conducting five Polar Plunges in 2014.  Pick the one nearest you, or dare yourself to participate in all five and be among the truly “elite plungers.”  Regardless, you will enjoy the thrill and excitement that surround each of the events.

Each participant must raise a minimum of $50 for the privilege to plunge, and the more money participants raise the more prizes they receive.  The money generated from the Polar Plunges enables thousands of Special Olympics West Virginia athletes to have opportunities for year-round sports training and competition.  You may download the Pledge Form and Release Form below (all participants must sign a release, and if under age 18 the Release must be signed by a parent or guardian). 

We hope to see you at one of the following Polar Plunges where it promises to be a memorable adventure and offers you the chance to be Freezin' for a Reason!

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Northern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 3, Buckhannon
Southern Regional Basketball Tournament, February 17, Beckley
State Basketball Tournament, March 16-17, Morgantown

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