Soroptimists honor athletes |

Soroptimists honor athletes

Tahoe Daily Tribune

Jim Grant/Tahoe Daily TribuneParalympic gold medalist Candace Cable answers questions from South Tahoe High School sophomores Tresa Bell, Lois Hernandez and Chelsea Dunn, from left, during a meeting of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe.

One hundred twenty-one female athletes from Whittell and South Tahoe high schools were honored during a recent luncheon meeting of Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe.

Speaker for the event was Candace Cable of Truckee, Calif., recipient of the Wilma Rudolph Courage Award. She is a nine time Paralympic gold medalist and the 1992 National Wheelchair Athletic Association Female Athlete of the Year. Overcoming people’s expectations was a bigger adversity than living with her wheelchair according to Cable.

The young women were asked to reach for their dreams and remain physically active and healthy throughout their lives. Cable has demonstrated by her example that all women can be athletes.