Paralympian Patrick McDonald to take part in American 300 Tour

By Terry Kolesar | May 30, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)
May 30, 2014

Paralympian set to take part in American 300 Tour

(STEVENS POINT, Wis.) - Two-time Paralympian Patrick McDonald (Madison, Wis.) will visit the Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana next week as part of the American 300 Heavy Medal Tour VIII.

A U.S. Army Veteran, McDonald, 46, will be joined by three-time Olympian Emily Cook (aerial skiing) for a visit to the base on Tuesday and Wednesday. While in Louisiana, McDonald will have an opportunity to engage with service men and women - learning their stories while telling his own from the recent Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. 

"I just want to say it is a great chance to hang with the greatest military on the planet," said McDonald, who has represented the U.S. at two Paralympic Games and three world wheelchair championships. "It's always a great opportunity to hang with my fellow servicemen and women."

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