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Shilts To Be ESPN Contributor For Special Olympics World Games
Saturday, March 9th, 2019 -- 6:17 am
Posted by Larry Hoeser, Sports Director

Daina Shilts of Neillsville will be leaving on Monday to again be a contributor to ESPN’s coverage throughout the 2019 Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi and during the opening ceremony.

The games begin on Thursday. More than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will compete in 24 summer sports, along with 2,500 coaches and 20,000 volunteers. These will be the first Special Olympics World Games in the Middle East/North Africa region.

Shilts served as an ESPN analyst during last year's event in Seattle. Daina has won four gold medals competing in snowboarding at the Special Olympics world games in 2013 and 2017. Shilts has also been honored for her accomplishments at the ESPY awards and was recognized as a 'Hometown Hero' by the state assembly in 2017.

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