SEASPAR golfers get the gold
Sep 30, 2015 12:23PM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines
SEASPAR golfers Jeff Okowski and Kevin Mikan earned gold and silver medals in the Special Olympics Outdoor Sports Festival nine-hole golf competition.
Golfers trained by the South East Association for Special Parks And Recreation (SEASPAR) earned nine medals at the Special Olympics Outdoor Sports Festival in Decatur in September. Over 600 athletes competed at the event at the Rotary Park and Hickory Point Golf Course.
Two SEASPAR golfers competed in the event’s golf skills competition, which assesses performance in short putt, long putt, chip shot, pitch shot, bunker shot, iron shot, and wood shot. Both are first time competitors.
Seven SEASPAR golfers competed in the event’s traditional nine-hole golf competition and earned 4 gold medals and 3 silver medals. Sam Smetko was chosen to be a torch bearer at the Outdoor Sports Festival’s opening ceremonies.