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Four BCS athletes won medals at the 55th annual Indiana Special Olympics Summer Games at Indiana State University and the Rose Hullman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute June 7-9.

Nearly 3,000 athletes gathered for the three-day event, according to BCS Special Olympics Coordinator Coralee Bowley. Each athlete competed according to their skill level.

  • Anthony Pfister won gold medals in both the 100-meter and 200-meter races, as well as a sixth-place ribbon in the mini Javelin throw.
  • Tanner Ginger-Farmer won a gold medal in the 50-meter dash, a silver medal in the softball throw and a fourth place ribbon in the standing long jump.
  • Robert Wassil won a gold medal in the 400-meter walk and a bronze medal in the softball throw.
  • Bill Reagan won a silver medal in the softball throw and a bronze medal in the 400-meter walk.

BCS participation in this event was funded by a generous donation from the Special Olympics Supporters at Amishville Campground. Thank you so much – and thanks, also, to Lori and Doug Farmer for all their assistance at this event!

Special Olympics was founded by Anderson native and Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Carl Erskine, who died in April. A participation medal was awarded to each competitor featuring the number 55 on one side for the event’s anniversary and the number 17 on the flip side, in honor of Erskine’s Dodgers’ uniform number.

Top: Bill, Anthony, Tanner and Robert at the Indiana Special Olympics Summer Games in Terre Haute.

Above: Robert competes in the 400-meter walk in Terre Haute at the State Special Olympics Summer Games June 7-9.