Cool Cats Honored with Ray Kroc Spirit Award

Members of the Claremont Cool Cats (Courtesy photo).

Honor Given to Team for Exceptional Spirit

The Claremont Cool Cats Special Olympics team was honored to receive the Ray Kroc Spirit Award at State Summer Games in June.  Claremont Cool Cats competed in swimming, bocce and track & field at Summer Games in Durham, NH.

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The Ray Kroc Award is given annually at the Special Olympics Summer Games. The award is given to the one organization which demonstrates exceptional spirit throughout entire year.

“This is a very prestigious award,” said Beth Lemieux, Local Program Coordinator, Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH). “It is presented to the entire team of athletes and coaches. It is an award that is given the name of McDonald’s founder, Ray Kroc, who believed that spirit was a key ingredient to success. The organization selected for this award embodies the qualities of enthusiasm and spirit that are important values held by New Hampshire Special Olympics.”           

Lemieux added, “This is an organization that goes above and beyond to create an enthusiastic environment and fosters good sportsmanship and team work.”


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