03.19.15

PHOTO: Daines Meets Special Olympics Montana Athlete of the Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Steve Daines met with Special Olympics Montana Athlete of the Year, Josh Anderson of Great Falls, this week in the United States Capitol.

Daines gave Anderson and Bob Norbie, President and CEO of Special Olympics Montana, a tour of the United States Senate, during which time they discussed the important role that Special Olympics holds in Montana.

“Special Olympics Montana is an incredible organization that is making a difference in communities and lives across Montana,” Daines stated. “Josh’s work with the Special Olympics is inspiring, and I commend him for his tireless efforts to increase awareness of this important program. I look forward to working with Special Olympics Montana and serving as a partner in their mission to better our communities and our state.”

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Senator Daines with Josh Anderson before they rode the subway from Daines' office to the Capitol

Josh Anderson is a 14-year veteran of the Special Olympics and currently participates in Alpine Skiing, soccer, basketball and cycling. Anderson previously attended the National Games in Aimes, Iowa.

The Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

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