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Clarenville’s Nick Chafe places fourth at Special Olympics National Summer Games

Nick Chafe during a practice round at the Special Olympics last week. Photo courtesy of Special Olympics.
Nick Chafe during a practice round at the Special Olympics last week. Photo courtesy of Special Olympics. - Contributed

ANTIGONISH, N.L. — Clarenville’s Nicholas Chafe made his province proud this past week at the 2018 Special Olympics National Summer Games in Nova Scotia, placing fourth in the sport of golf.

Nick showed sportsmanship and played his best in high temperatures on the course over three rounds.

Nick’s dad Bob Chafe told The Packet Nick represented himself, his coach, team and province like a trooper.

“Especially in three days of 28-plus degrees, both the golfers and caddies and all other athletes, coaches and staff are to be commended on their achievements,” said Bob in an email.

Bob and Nick also wanted to thank all of the coaches, Lily Jones — who carried Nick’s gear around the course and kept him focused — the Special Olympics NL team, and Tanya Smith, who provided guidance and support in preparation, and all the others who provided help throughout the process.

“It was as fantastic event, one he nor any of us will forget and It will not be his last time — trust me — representing,” Bob Chafe said.

jonathan.parsons@thepacket.ca

Twitter: @jejparsons

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