Hollister to compete in Aspen Special Olympics

DUSTIN HOLLISTER HAS been selected to compete as a Special Olympian in the snowboarding competition at the X Games in Aspen, Colo. Photo courtesy of Northlands Job Corps

VERGENNES — Dustin Hollister, 18, a current Culinary Arts student at Northlands Job Corps, has been nominated as one of 10 Special Olympians worldwide to compete as a snowboarder in the Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding Race at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. 

The event is part of the 2020 X Games and will be televised on ESPN on Thursday, Jan, 23. Dustin, a native of Searsburg, Vt., has been snowboarding for five years. He has attended the Vermont State Games four times and the Windham, N.Y., unified races. Dustin joined Special Olympics four years ago to make new friends and travel to new places and now has the chance of a lifetime to compete at the X Games. 

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