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Rising son

Rising son
Rising son
Jason Meyer, son of Donald and Leisa Meyer of Corydon and one of five Hoosiers on Team USA, will compete in snowshoeing. (Photo by Alan Stewart)

Cue the Olympic Theme.
Corydon’s Jason Meyer, 19, has been selected to be on Team USA for the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, in February of 2005.
Meyer is a 19-year-old senior at Corydon Central and the son of Donald and Leisa Meyer of Corydon.
Meyer is one of only five athletes representing Indiana on Team USA. He will compete in the male snowshoeing events at the World Games.
Meyer was nominated by Evelyn McPherson, director of community relations and fund development for Blue River Services, and Donna Davis, the habilitation manager for BRS.
He was honored at a special ceremony Friday at Corydon Central, where McPherson showed off a slide show presentation of Meyer’s accomplishments. Meyer got a standing ovation from the crowd.
Asked if he’s nervous about the competition or worried about the 17-hour flight that lays ahead, the coy youngster simply shook his head and replied, ‘Nah.’
McPherson and Davis are volunteer snowshoeing coaches for the local Special Olympics programs in Harrison, Crawford and Washington counties.
Fund-raising efforts have already begun to raise the $6,000 necessary to cover expenses of training at the Olympic facility in Colorado from Dec. 1-5 of this year. After training, Meyer will depart for Nagano on Feb. 21, 2005. Games competition is held Feb. 26 to March 5.
The staffs at Corydon Central Junior High and Blue River Services will seek the support of the neighboring communities in Harrison County to make this trip possible for Meyer.