Note to the Press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) in your coverage of Team Indiana, out of DeKalb County, for winning a gold medal in basketball at the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle:
STATEHOUSE (July 6, 2018) — “I’m truly overwhelmed today with a sense of awe. Throughout this team’s journey, they’ve seized each opportunity and been rewarded with success every step of the way. Their efforts have inspired and strengthened our community.
“Basketball is part of our state’s sports heritage, and it’s fitting an Indiana team won the gold medal. This group has overcome obstacles, shown resiliency and excelled at the highest level of competition. The experience will serve them well moving forward.”
State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) represents House District 52, which includes
all of DeKalb County and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.
A high-resolution photo of Smaltz can be downloaded by clicking here.