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June 9 2011 Grimsby-Lincoln PEP Rally

posted Aug 16, 2012, 12:18 PM by Info Webmaster   [ updated Aug 16, 2012, 12:19 PM ]

Grimsby Pep Rally

Grimsby –Lincoln Pep Rally night for Benjamin Posavad was a great success.

It was supported by Benjamin’s family, friends, fellow athletes, coaches and the community.

Athlete Benjamin Posavad was escorted into the arena by Grimsby firefighters, music playing and team members cheering.

Mayor Bob Bentley and Linda Arbuckle on behalf of MP Dean Allison attended the event. Kurt Pleschke Ben’s National Team Coach and Richard Roberts Ben’s local coach and community coordinator for the Grimsby cheered along with everyone else.

It was great send off for Ben to the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece the birthplace of the Olympics. Ben is one of 350 athletes from Canada and one of 7500 athletes from 185 countries that will be heading to the Games to compete in 22 events.

Kyle Whitehouse Special Olympics athlete from St Catharine’s who is in his last year at Kernahan Park in St.Catharines and wants to be a mechanic was invited as well. Kyle has a long list of athletic accomplishments over the last few years and he will be running the 100m and 200m at the Worlds in Athens. Kyle and Ben have known each other for a while and Kyle has been a positive influence on Ben. Kyle was invited to cheer him on as well as they head off on this great adventure together representing Canada. This was one special evening.

Go Ben........ Go Kyle.......