Treasure Valley boys win medals in Winter Special Olympics Idaho

Posted at 10:22 PM, Mar 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-11 14:07:03-04

Some Treasure Valley boys brought home medals from the Winter Special Olympics Idaho in Sun Valley this weekend.

"Five and a half years of a dream come true for me to be able to see him, and he's super friendly and he loves to make everyone smile around him, huh? No. Yes, you do," said Alex Fox, Special Olympics Idaho coach.

Fox says he wanted to be a special Olympics coach because he knew his son Karsten would want to play one day.

The team is named in honor of Fox's nephew.

"Yeah, so we had three athletes that were there and they took a bunch of medals. Yeah. Right? Yeah. And it was beautiful."

The kids have spent their Saturdays training to compete in showshoeing.

"Different abilities, but everybody gets a chance and everybody gets through it. Everybody cheers each other on. It's just a good thing. Good thing for kids, good thing for families," said Evan and Todd Engerecht.

They competed in the Idaho Winter Special Olympics in Sun Valley.

"It's really great to spend time with him in this kind of a setting, and he has a sister that comes and cheers him on and it's really good for my wife and I. She didn't get pictures of me on the 100 meter. I know, too fast," said Evan and Todd Engerecht.

Now all that hard work has paid off.

"About half-way through he said, 'all done,' which he wanted to stop, but he didn't stop. You went all the way, huh? Yeah," said Karsten and Alex Fox.