Special Olympics

February 22, 1989
Matthew Bennett

Dear Matthew:

On behalf of Ventura County Special Olympics, Weightlifting Event Director Carol Wood and I would like to express our sincerest appreciation for helping make the 1989 California Southern Section Weightlifting Tournament on February 11th a success!   Thanks to your assistance and contributions, the event ran smoothly and succeeded in providing our local Special athletes with competitive experiences and opportunities to display skills, share friendships and To enjoy themselves.

Matthew, our hats off to you for running an excellent clinic and competition!   You’re getting better every year!   (Can Ventura County Special Olympics adopt you as our own??) It’s always a pleasure to work with you. Your volunteerism for Special Olympics goes above and beyond the call of duty.  We have selected a weightlifting delegation of nine athletes to represent Ventura County at State Championships in San Mateo. Cindy Malecky will head coach our group. They all look forward to seeing you there. And, I hope to see you later that week at South Lake Tahoe for California Special Olympics Winter Games.

The success of our overall program is directly related to the unselfish time, support, and Iove given by outstanding individuals like you.

Thanks for sharing!


Carol Newsham
Area Director
Ventura County Special Olympics