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American Federal Bank welcomes the Board of Directors of North Dakota Special Olympics.

The Board held its September meeting at American Federal’s Downtown Fargo Home Office.

Hosting the meeting is John Schumacher, Greater Grand Forks Market President, American Federal Bank, at far right in the photo.

Other members of the North Dakota Special Olympics Board are, from left in the photo, John Vastag, North Dakota Interagency Program for Assistive Technology; Mitch Parker, Precision Plumbing Electrical Heating Cooling; Josh Jerome, Special Olympics Athlete; Kathy Meagher, President and CEO, North Dakota Special Olympics; Tim Siegle, United Valley Bank; and Aaron Hummel, North Dakota Highway Patrol.

Special Olympics helps individuals with intellectual disabilities to become accepted and valued members of their communities, using sports as a catalyst, as well as programming around health and education.

Worldwide, Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for individuals with intellectual disabilities with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries.

Special Olympics North Dakota provides year-round sports opportunities to more than 1,600 athletes, and unified partners, of any age and skill level, across the state.  With training and competitions in 15 Olympic-style sports, athletes showcase their talents and strive to earn their personal bests in swimming to snowboarding, from local soccer fields to the stage of the World Games.