State Sen. Rick Jones elected to Special Olympics board of directors

LANSING—State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, has been elected to the Special Olympics board of directors.  The three-year term began January 1, 2012.

In the past, Jones served as a coach/chaperone for athletes at the summer games and helped raise funds to support the organization including taking part in the “Polar Plunge,” an annual fundraiser put on by the Special Olympics.

“Working with many athletes and seeing the joy it bring to them and their families is very rewarding, said Jones.  This program helps more than twenty thousand athletes and should be supported by everyone.  The Special Olympics have changed lives and attitudes for more than 43 years,” stated Jones. “The spirit of the athletes is reflected in their motto: ‘Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”