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Downers Grove-area competitors win bronze, gold at national Special Olympics

Published: Friday, June 20, 2014 1:48 p.m. CDT

DOWNERS GROVE – Downers Grove South alumnus Christina Schutz and Team Illinois Volleyball won gold Friday at the 2014 Special Olympics National Games in New Jersey.

Schutz, a 27-year-old Darien resident is in the Garden State along with 2,500 athletes to compete in a variety of sports at the USA Games, which began June 15.

Downers Grove 32-year-old Jeff Osowski also took bronze at the games in the 9-hole golf event. He placed first in his golf flight at both state and regional Special Olympics, but this marked his first time at the national competition.

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