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June 14, 2014 | North America: North Carolina

Donna Eller of Watauga County- 2014 June Athlete of the Month

By Madeline Weathers

Donna Eller is 2014 SONC June Athlete of the Month

Living life to the fullest at age 60, Special Olympics Watauga County athlete Donna Eller is one tough gal. She’s been involved with Special Olympics for over 24 years and still going strong! Donna currently competes in track and field, and bocce, and previously competed in basketball. One of her favorite Special Olympics memories is when she and her husband Joe had a blast playing on a co-ed basketball team in the 1990’s and are proud to say they won the state championship! Donna is a cancer survivor of 19 years who volunteers her time helping other cancer survivors. She’s an active supporter of Relay for Life, and walks in the annual survivors lap every year. Donna also volunteers with the nonprofit organization Happy Hearts through the Agricultural Extension office.

About Madeline Weathers: I am the SONC communications intern.

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