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Sudbury Sec. welcomes home its medal-winning athletes

Local athletes claim silver in bocce at the 2019 Special Olympics
Sudbury Secondary School's Special Olympics bocce team greeted with a Heroes Homecoming, after earning silver at the 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games in Toronto (Supplied)

With medals in hand and smiles on their faces, Sudbury Secondary School's bocce team were greeted with a Heroes Homecoming Friday, after earning silver at Special Olympics Ontario. 

The 2019 Special Olympics Invitational Youth Games, hosted 2,500 student athletes ages 13 to 21 from around the world, who spent five days competing in Toronto to reach the top of the podium. 

Sudbury Secondary's qualifying bocce team comprised of Dakota Pulkinen, Logan Pulkinen, Ariel Tremblay, Sheena Cave and Holly Bishop, was led by Special Education teacher Perry Sakki. A former member of the Canadian Nordic National Team, Saki is described in a press release as being a pivotal member of the Sudbury Sec. coaching community.

“We are proud of our Special Olympians and look forward to giving them a heroes homecoming when they return to Sudbury this afternoon,” said Sudbury Secondary School Principal Heather Downey. “Way to go!”