Two Chadron Special Olympics athletes do well at summer games

Paul Kruger from Gordon (left) and Russell Moore from Chadron (right) did a great job at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Omaha on May 22-24. Paul Kruger from Gordon (left) and Russell Moore from Chadron (right) did a great job at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Omaha on May 22-24.

Paul Kruger and Russell Moore competed very well at the Nebraska Special Olympics Summer Games held on the Creighton University campus in Omaha on May 22-24, 2014.

Paul competed in the softball throw on Friday and received a silver medal.  On Saturday he competed in the 100 m run and earned a bronze medal.

Russell competed in the aquatics competition on Thursday and earned a silver medal in the 4x25 m relay, 4th place in the 25m freestyle and 4th place in the 40m backstroke.  On Friday he competed in the softball throw also and earned a silver medal.  On Saturday he ran the 100m winning a silver medal and then ran on the 4x100m relay with athletes from Ogallala and won a 4th place.

The Chadron Special Olympics team is now practicing bocce on Tuesday nights at Wilson Park beginning at 7:00.  Anyone interested in helping, playing or becoming part of the Chadron Special Olympics team may contact Connie Moore, Head of Delegation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 970-629-2689 or just come by the park for some fun playing bocce ball.

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