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Whitehouse skier competing in Ohio Special Olympics

Beth Meyer Beth Meyer
WHITEHOUSE, OH (Toledo News Now) -

The Olympics begin tonight. But let's not forget about other types of Olympic events. 

This time of year is exciting for Beth Meyer, who is a skier. While she won't be in Sochi, she will be in Cleveland this week competing at the Ohio Special Olympics.

Meyer lives at Bittersweet Farms in Whitehouse. It has served autistic adults dating back to 1983.

It was through Bittersweet that she got interested in skiing.

"The founder of Bittersweet downhill skis and had a program where they took us skiing. Within an hour I learned how to ski and loved it ever since," said Meyer.

Meyer is in the giant slalom and downhill events at the Special Olympics. Her dream would be making the national team in a sport she loves.

"I like the challenge of it. I like the feeling and fun of gliding down the hill. And it's just fun to be outside and on the skis. I look forward to it every year," said Meyer.

For more information on the Ohio Special Olympics you can visit their website at http://www.sooh.org/

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