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Gable Wilkins sets gold standard, gets USA Special Olympics medal

 

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY – Gable Wilkins returned from the USA Special Olympics in Florida with a gold medal for his play on Washington state’s championship volleyball team. He and his teammates went undefeated in six matches. – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Just about everyone in town knows Gable Wilkins.

Now folks all around the country do, too.

The 36-year-old La Conner resident, whom his friends insist has a heart of gold, can also wear that precious metal on his chest after having helped Team Washington capture top honors in volleyball at the nationally televised 2022 USA Special Olympics in Orlando, Florida earlier this month.

“It was totally fun,” Wilkins said of the experience.

Wilkins, recognized throughout La Conner for his trademark smile and upbeat personality, delivered the match point winning set to hitter Kevin Geoghegan...



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