Sports in brief: Special Olympics athlete wins award

Special Olympics athlete Paige Norton has been selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Yes I Can! awards.

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Special Olympics athlete Paige Norton has been selected as one of the winners of the 2012 Yes I Can! awards from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Norton, who was born with Down syndrome, has represented Canada at numerous Special Olympics Games, winning gold medals in such varied events as bowling, swimming, speed skating, soccer, and track and field.

“For Paige, sports are about more than just winning,” said Jennifer Tong, who nominated Norton. “She tests the limits of what the human body and spirit can achieve in setting a good example for her peers to do their very best, build confidence, and strive for good health. Proof that good things come in small packages, she is able to walk tall and with confidence.”

CASCADES HOST HOOPS ID CAMP

The University of the Fraser Valley Cascades men’s basketball team is holding an identification camp on Saturday, April 28.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Envision Athletic Centre, and players will be put through drill work by the Cascades coaching staff and scrimmage in an officiated setting. Multiple PacWest men’s basketball coaches will also be present.

Cost is $30 per player, and sign-up and payment can be completed on arrival after 10:15 a.m. on April 28. Only those who are serious about competing at a post-secondary level should attend. Players are asked bring a reversible jersey, or at minimum a light and a dark shirt.

For more information, contact head coach Barnaby Craddock at barnaby.craddock@ufv.ca.