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January 22, 2013 | North America: Idaho

Full Circle

By Katie Bennett

Four years ago, the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in our hometown of Boise, Idaho. Brandon Staley, Team USA snowboarder, and I volunteered to help out with the Games. Coincidentally, Brandon and I were assigned to help escort the team from Korea into the Opening Ceremonies. It has come full circle now that Brandon will be escorted in to the 2013 Opening Ceremonies by the folks in Korea! A picture of Brandon holding the Korea snowflake during the 2009 games was used on the 2013 World Games official website homepage to help recruit volunteers. I will be attending the games and have started a blog to showcase our adventures. Check it out for cool pictures and fun commentary! Go Team USA!!

About Katie Bennett: My name is Katie Bennett, and I am the super proud mom of Team USA snowboarder Brandon Staley.

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