Loonie Mile raises nearly $6,500 for Fort St. John Special Olympics

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The third annual Loonie Mile was a great success for Fort St. John Special Olympics. After raising $5,200 last year that total was surpassed after $6,464.90 was raised on Sunday.

Event fundraiser Debbie Roblin said the cause hits close to home for her as her son has been able to benefit through various Special Olympics initiatives.

“I have a son that’s 20 years old. Special Olympics has brought community to him. It’s brought friendship to him. It’s allowed him to play sports where they’re not invited with the typical kids. It’s just opened up his whole life,” she said.

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The local chapter of Special Olympics supports 43 athletes in eight sports. This year the organization is hosting two regional events and will be travelling to four others which the money brought in will go towards in supporting.

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