Bronze medal for bocce team

Penticton's bocce team has earned bronze in the Special Olympics World Games

Penticton’s bocce team has earned a bronze medal in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.

Margaret Burnell, Chad Conlon, Lynden Hicks and Kelowna’s Ben Willms took third behind Trinidad and Tobago and St. Vincent/Grenadine in T5, the top division. The group make up the first bocce team to represent Canada at the World Games. Burnell is Team Canada’s oldest member at age 69.

In the pool, KISU’s Avery Turner won a gold medal, while Amanda Schleppe earned bronze. Also representing Penticton is 10-pin bowler Jake Huff.

The Special Olympics World Games are in L.A. from July 25 – Aug. 2.