(SportPEI/PEICurling.com/Special Olympics) The PEI Special Olympics Curling Team have been announced as winners of Special Olympics Canada’s Team of the Year. The team won a gold medal at the Special Olympics National Winter Games in February in St. Albert Alberta.
The announcement reads as follows:
“In less than 10 years, through dedication and commitment to the sport that they love, the PEI Curling Team became the 2012 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games gold medal winners in St. Albert, Alberta. This team was also named PEI Team of the Year by the Prince Edward Island Curling Association, bringing great pride to all islanders.”
The awards gala will take place in Toronto on November 29. Now in its 24th year, the Special Olympics Canada Awards recognize the organization’s champions, from the athletes who achieved medal-winning performances to the men and women who mentor and support the growth of this movement.
In May, the PEI rink won PEI curling’s ADL/Sport PEI “Team of the Year” honours.
The team is skipped by Greg St. John, and includes Phillip Chugg, John Anthony Laybolt, Monique Gauthier and Chris MacPherson, with head coach Dick St. John, assistant coach Ann Doucette, and team manager Paula Gauthier.
Photo from the ADL/SportPEI awards night (L-R): Ann Doucette (Asst. Coach), John Anthony Laybolt, David Docherty (representing sponsor ADL), Chris MacPherson, Greg St. John, Monique Gauthier, Dick St. John (Head Coach). Missing from photo: Phillip Chugg