This week the Eagle Applause, and the gift card from Schultz's Ranch Country Meats in Morse, goes to Jackie Powell!
Jackie has been a significant source of support for our Special Olympicsprogram through years of volunteering and coaching.
Recently in recognition of her great skill in working with our special athletes, Jackie was named "Senior Associate Swimming Coach" for Team Canada Special Olympics! She will be a part of the team for 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Jackie says she started with the program 23 years ago and has served in a number of roles both locally, provincially, and nationally. She notes giving these special athletes the opportunity to expand their skill sets in sports translates into other areas of their lives as well and she loves to see them as they develop through their participation in Special Olympics saying to her, "there is nothing better".
For us, there is nothing better than to have an opportunity to recognize and reward dedicated people like Jackie Powell and so it is with great pleasure she is this week's Eagle Applause!!