Dale Nickerson will be competing in the National Special Olympics on the Nova Scotia team later this month.
Dale Nickerson has been selected to compete on Nova Scotia’s Five-Pin Special Olympic Bowling team at the 2010 National Summer Games on July 12-18 in London, Ontario.
Nickerson, the son of Ed and Muriel Nickerson, of Sable River, has been involved in Special Olympics since it began in the area 25 years ago. This is his first trip to national competitions.
Over the years, the local Olympian has worked hard in competitions and on fundraising. He enjoys the provincial winter and summer games each year competing in many sports including floor hockey, masters triathlon and his favourite sport …bowling.
When Nickerson is not involved with Special Olympics, people can find him working at Atlantic Waves in Lockeport and at the Lockeport Home Hardware.
The local athlete won the right to take part in the national competition by his showing in the 2009 N.S. Special Olympic Summer Games. He won gold in his division.
Nickerson will be with 69 coaches and athletes from Team N.S. to compete in Ontario. He will join four other bowlers from across the province on the team.
Local athletes and coaches expressed pride in Nickerson’s accomplishments.
“All the athletes and coaches know that he will do well whether he wins a medal or not at the National Games,” said local Special Olympian Martin Fudge. “He’s a great guy for our team and for his community and he will proudly represent Nova Scotia.”