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WATCH: Mellisa Hollingsworth highlights Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast

Red Deer Express - 6/21/2018

Olympic Bronze Medalist in Skeleton Mellisa Hollingsworth was in Red Deer as the celebrity guest at the 12th Annual Special Olympics Celebrity Breakfast.

Hollingsworth — who won her medal in Turino, Italy in 2006 and will be on the Amazing Race Heroes edition this summer — shared her journey from being a young athletes in Eckville, AB to being the Number 1 ranked Skeleton female athlete to a packed house at the Westerner Park Harvest Centre.

Hollingsworth said is was an honour to speak at the event and hear the stories of the Special Olympians in attendance.

"It is great that the community can come together and rally to support their dreams," she said. "When you watch all the different athletes compete, the heart strings get pulled on when you hear about their journeys."