Local athlete raising money for the Special Olympics

<strong>LOGAN—</strong> Cache Valley’s own Jason Greenhalgh will represent Utah as an Alpine Skier on Team USU at the Special Olympics World Games in South Korea next month. Logan City Police Sgt. Louise Smith, coordinator for the Special Olympics Aggie Team said several fundraisers are being held to help raise the $7000 needed to send an athlete to the Games.

On KVNUs crosstalk show last week Speth said the big fundraiser comes on Feb. 9 when the popular Polar Plunge is held at Hyrum Dam. However, she also said people can help raise money for Jason by eating at the Logan Wendy’s (1305 N. Main) Wednesday night.

“Between 5-8 (p.m.) if you go in and eat at Wendy’s, they’re going to donate a portion of their proceeds,” Speth said. “Jeff Gibson who owns our local Wendy’s has just been a terrific supporter of our polar plunge and now of our athletes. We really appreciate all the support we get.”

Speth said the USU Special Olympic team is coached by USU students and supported by the university. It is also supported by athletes’ families and the local community, and is one of the largest in the state.

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