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Langley athletes ready to go for gold

Jennifer (left) and Ashleigh King are among the Langley athletes representing B.C. at the upcoming Special Olympics Canada Summer Games. The Games run July 8 to 12 in Vancouver. - Gary Ahuja/Langley Times file photo
Jennifer (left) and Ashleigh King are among the Langley athletes representing B.C. at the upcoming Special Olympics Canada Summer Games. The Games run July 8 to 12 in Vancouver.
— image credit: Gary Ahuja/Langley Times file photo

Langley will be well represented at the Special Olympics Canada Summer Games.

The community is sending 31 athletes to the Games, the most of any city or town in B.C.

The Games will be held July 8 to July 12, primarily at the UBC campus in Vancouver.

Other venues include Vancouver's University Golf Club and Richmond's The Zone Bowling Centre.

Leading the way for Langley are the basketball and softball teams, which have 10 players each on the roster.

Alastair Singh, Carson Buzdegan, Chris Lawrie, Chris Shaxon, Kailyn Potomak, Karl Beugh, Kyle Litfin, Matt Williams, Sean Annan and Trevor Martel make up the basketball team.

And Chris Beugh, Christian Burton, Jade Deakin, Jaykob Low, Jenifer Burton, Jeremy Wright, Kathy Foss, Krista Sanders, Matthew Sanches and Stuart Stevenson make up the softball team.

Ashleigh King, Jas Nagra, Jennifer King and Tyler Page will represent B.C. in five-pin bolwing, while Josh Low, Karina DuPaul and Trisha Boyle are part of the aquatics team.

And Andrea Zonneveld, David Cairns and Dustin Beard will go for gold in athletics.

Langley's Brendon Schmidt, Kurc Buzdegan, Peter Potomak and Rob Martel are coaching the basketball team while Keith Foss, Monique Deakin and Robin Foss are on the softball coaching staff.

Cari Henri is serving as team manager and Patty Wheeldon is on Team's BC's mission staff.

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