Parks & Recreation


Five compete in Special Olympics Track Meet

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Five Evergreen athletes took part in the Special Olympics Mile High Track Meet on Sunday, May 8th. A total of 100 athletes from throughout the metro area participated at Jeffco Stadium.  Alex Teleaga, Lucas Graves, Pearl Hogan, Devyn Dhieux and MacGregor Teaff represented the Evergreen area.

Lucas Graves (pictured above) took first place in the 400-meter dash and received a standing ovation.  Alex Teleaga took second place in the shot put, and Devyn Dhieux placed 4th in the long jump.  Pearl Hogan took honors in the 4th place spot of the 100-meter dash.

Photo by Maren Schreiber.


EPRD announces first Dawn to Dusk Team Relay

Written by Lisa Hamm-Greenawalt on .

Put together a team of adventurous trail runners and join Evergreen Park & Recreation District (EPRD) for the first 12-hour Dawn to Dusk Team Relay at Alderfer/Three Sisters Park on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

Teams of 4 runners - male, female or coed (any mix) - will race three loops of the park apiece over 12 hours. Loop lengths range from 3.5 - 6.5 miles, with each member running about 14 miles total.

The Dawn to Dusk Team Relay will officially launch at 7 AM, and the last runner must cross the finish line by 7 PM. Any teams with runners who have not completed the race by then will not be able to finish; therefore, 6 PM will be the cut-off time for the last runner to embark on a loop.

Team Registration Fees (for teams of 4): Very Early Bird Registration (Through 7/31) - $300 Early Bird Registration (8/1 - 8/31) - $400 Late Registration (9/1 - 9/21) - $500 There is no race day registration.

Packet pick-up will be available on Friday, Sept. 22, at the Buchanan Park Recreation Center, 32003 Ellingwood Trail, Evergreen (MAP), from 9 AM - 8 PM. Race Day packet pick-up is from 6 - 6:45 AM at the race venue.

The event will take place rain or shine. Registration includes a long-sleeve technical shirt for each runner. No refunds. Be aware that other park users will be on the trails during the event.

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Evergreen Wildcats participate in swim competition

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Seven athletes from the Evergreen Wildcats competed at the Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Competition in Thornton on Sunday, April 23rd.  Amongst the 150 competitive swimmers were: Avery Murray, Devyn Dhieux, Pearl Hogan, Merritt Szynskie, Christopher Dekoker, Lucas Graves and Mattie Beebe.

Athletes competed in freestyle (25 and 50 meter races) and backstroke (25 meter backstroke). Lucas Graves and Mattie Beebe did the demonstration activities beginner skills.

The swimmers are under the direction of Maren Schreiber, leader of the Special Population group at Evergreen Park and Recreation District.


Special Olympics swimmers compete in Loveland

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Nine athletes from Evergreen competed in the North East Area Special Olympics Swim Meet in Loveland on Wednesday, April 8th.

The participants are from EPRD's Special Populations Program, directed by Maren Schreiber:

  • Evan Torriani
  • Avery Murray
  • Devyn Dhieux
  • Pearl Hogan
  • Merritt Szynskie
  • Christopher Dekoker
  • Luke Stehno
  • Nick Nemmers
  • Lucas Graves

Athletes competed in freestyle and back stroke, different distances depending on athlete. Lucas Graves did the demonstration activities beginner skills.

Pictured above: Christopher Dekoker (left), Evan Torriani (right)  Photo supplied.