Our local champion, Douglas Patterson, show his endurance and tenacity as he won gold and bronze medals at the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games held last June in Orlando, FL. He took the gold medal for the triathlon and for good measure grabbed the bronze in the open swim as well. Doug, a lifelong Special …
I medaled in the individual medley – 50 meters of freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breast stroke. I was kicking my feet like a bullet or a bat ski boat — like batman was inside me, driving me.
– John Buttermark