Olympic Dreams

Ilsa Matthes | Daily Press Hunter Hammersmith, representative of Area 1 (Delta, Menominee and Schoolcraft counties) pauses for a moment before lighting the flame to kick off the 41st Annual U.P. Regional Special Olympics Basketball Tournament Friday evening in the Escanaba Area High School gymnasium. Accompanying Hammersmith as he carried the torch was George Dunlap, Area 1 assistant director. The tournament, sponsored by the Escanaba Noon Kiwanis for 41 years, includes more than 350 athletes, volunteer coaches and chaperones.