Minnesota Athletes to Compete at Special Olympics Golf National Invitational Tournament
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — July 18, 2011 — Eight Minnesota athletes have been chosen to participate in the 12th Annual Special Olympics Golf National Invitational Tournament this fall. The tournament will be held at the PGA Golf Club at PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Sept. 22-25.
More than 200 golfers from 18 states will compete at the event, including Minnesota golfers Matthew Copler, 22, from Byron; Aimee Anwiler, 26, from Rochester; Chaz Weaver, 18, from Anoka; Nate Jockisch, 21, from Brooklyn Park; and Nicholas Urban, 23, from White Bear Lake. Minnesota Unified golf partners include Dan Powers, 23, from St. Paul, with father Dan Powers; Jonas Chartier, 16, from Cold Spring, with father Tom Chartier; and Cody Johnson,16, from Cold Spring, with coach Tom Hormann from Richmond.
Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.
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