Mayor McCall recognizes paralympians with proclamation

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – Travelers Rest Mayor Wayne McCall recognized members of the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Team, issuing a proclamation at Thursday night's Music on Main concert series at the gazebo.

The team has been staying in Travelers Rest since Aug. 18 as they prepare for the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, a multi-day event to be held in Greenville over Labor Day weekend.

On behalf of Travelers Rest City Council, I do hereby recognize and congratulate all athletes competing and urge all citizens to welcome, celebrate and support all of our paralympians and paralympic hopefuls,” McCall said.

About 450 athletes from around the world will descend on Greenville's Millennium Campus Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 for a series of time trials and road races, competing to earn the title of world champion.

It's the first time the worldwide race will be held in the U.S. in fifteen years. According to a report in The Greenville News, Greenville Health System administrator Stan Healy, who oversees the Roger C. Peace Rehabilitation Hospital, North Greenville Hospital and the Cottages at Brushy Creek, were instrumental in bringing the event to Greenville.

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