When world-class kayaker Scott Shipley was preparing for the Olympics in the 1990s, he was forced to travel overseas because proper training facilities were not available in the United States.
If you do one good deed this year, you should go cheer on contestants in the 18th annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Winter Games. More than 2,200 athletes will compete in everything from aquatics to bowling starting at 9 a.m. Thursday- Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College, 7777 S. May Ave. Admission is free. Call (800)722-9004 or visit sook.org.