The City of White Salmon will celebrate its own 2014 Winter Olympian and double-gold-medalist, Vic Wild, and his wife and bronze medalist, Alena Zavarzina, on Saturday, April 12. Wild will throw out the first pitch at the Mt. Adams Little League game at 10 am and a gathering will be held to honor the pair at Everybody's Brewing at 5 pm.
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The White Salmon City Council approved a proclamation by Mayor David Poucher declaring April 12, 2014 as Vic Wild Day in honor of the White Salmon native who won two snowboarding gold medals at February’s Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Wild will throw the first pitch at Saturday's Mt. Adams Little League game at 10 am and a celebration is planned for 5 pm to honor Wild and his wife and bronze medalist, Alena Zavarzina, at Everybody's Brewing. The proclamation reads:
Whereas, Vic Wild was a resident of White Salmon and has competed in the snowboarding events of Parallel Giant Slalom and Parallel Slalom for many years; and
Whereas, Vic Wild, with the support of his family and wife Alena Zavarzina who also competes in those events, qualified for the 2014 Winter Olympics; and
Whereas, Vic Wild earned a gold medal in each of the events at the 2014 Winter Olympics and his wife, Alena Zavarzina, won a bronze medal in the Parallel Giant Slalom; and
Whereas, Vic Wild will be returning home and there will be a celebration on April 12, 2014 for his hard work and dedication to the sport.
Now therefore be it resolved that I, David Poucher, Mayor of the City of White Salmon, Washington proclaim April 12, 2014 as: Vic Wild Day
The City of White Salmon encourages all citizens to turn out on April 12, 2014 as Vic Wild returns to his home in appreciation of the hard work and dedication to his sport.
Former White Salmon City Councilor Mark Peppel asked the council during its March 19 meeting to consider issuing a proclamation in recognition of Wild’s Olympic achievements.
Wild will also be throwing the first pitch for the newly formed Mt. Adams Little League, which will hold opening-day ceremonies this Saturday at the Jewett Sports Complex, starting at 10 a.m.
Players and coaches representing all 19 White Salmon-area teams will be introduced and assembled on the boys majors field prior to the ceremonial first pitch. This year, Olympic gold medalist Vic Wild will have the honor of throwing the first pitch.
Team pictures also are scheduled for April 12, starting at 8 a.m. at the Jewett Sports Complex.
For more information about Saturday’s photo and events schedules, visit the Mt. Adams Little League Web site, eteamz.com/ mtadamslittleleague/.