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Kudos & kindness: Special Olympic event a success

Tahoe’s Special Olympic population has recently been honored with the ability to play sled ice hockey because of the generous donation of free ice time, equipment and time from many volunteers.

Van Oleson of Tahoe Sports and Entertainment donated the ice time and sled use. Donovan Calderon, president of South Tahoe Amateur Hockey Association (STAHA), ran the games with Grizzlies and even an Icemen player volunteering, some traveling from as far as Mammoth and Reno to help Grizzly coaches Rick Winter and Shane Romsos. Rani Calderon and Wren Alford, both STAHA board members, helped with various aspects of the events. Kelly Houck, Jamie Winter and Chrissy Robertson — all Grizzly moms — and a lot of kids also volunteered.

Thank you to all the kids: Carver and Lincoln Alford, John and Nathan Moffat, Cayden Houck, Kaden and Tanner Winter, Logan and Colter Robertson, Andrew and Henry Craig, Koa and Lainey Need, Will Posey, Devon Cole, Zach Calderon, Brennen Monroe, and Lauren Romsos.

Wren Alford took a major role in organizing this event and made sure it went smoothly. Thank you to all.

Bonnie Fiegel

South Lake Tahoe, Calif.

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