Gov. Haley meets with SC Special Olympic Athletes
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 00:21:57 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH) " Governor Nikki Haley met several Special Olympics athletes Wednesday afternoon at the state house.The nine athletes were participants in the Special Olympic World Games in Athens, Greece.While in Greece, they represented South Carolina.
The governor told the athletes she was proud of them and presented them with certificates.17-year old athlete Demi Hiepner practiced what she was going to say before she met the governor.I TMm going to say please to meet you Governor Haley. It TMs very exciting, said Hiepner.We are so excited this is Team USA, but more importantly its team South Carolina. They went to Athens, they made everyone in the state proud, they came back with 13 medals, 4 gold medals and it gives everyone in South Carolina a reason to smile, said Haley.