Foxborough resident Steven Aucoin was recognized by the Board of Selectmen Tuesday for his accomplishments during the 2012 Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games at Harvard University this past summer.
Selectmen clerk Lorraine Brue read an official citation during Tuesday’s meeting to congratulate Aucoin for earning a gold medal in the Games.
“We, the Foxborough Board of Selectmen would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to Steven Aucoin of Foxborough for his accomplishment of earning an Olympic gold medal at the 2012 Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games.
As a member of the weightlifting team known as The Petty Power Lifters, Steven and his teammates began their training in March at the Foxborough YMCA, under the leadership of their coach Theresa Petty.
After months of training and much support from his family and friends, Steven was able to compete in three events in the heavyweight division: the dead lift, squats and bench press. Steven also competed in the squats event with 165 pounds and dead lifting 225 pounds.
The Board of Selectmen and the residents of the town of Foxborough greatly appreciate Steven’s efforts to train and prepare for participation in the Massachusetts Special Olympics Summer Games and we would like to offer our sincerest congratulations on a job well done.”
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