September 8, 2016:
J.D. Irving, Limited is proudly sponsoring Canada’s youngest swimmer at the Rio Summer Paralympics, Moncton’s Danielle Dorris.
The thirteen-year-old athlete will compete in Rio beginning September 7. Danielle’s road to Rio began just three years ago at the age of ten, when she channeled her love of the water into swimming lessons and then competitive swimming.
Danielle, born with only a portion of her arms, will compete in the 100 metre butterfly, 100 metre backstroke, and the 200 metre individual medley.
“Danielle is an exceptional and inspiring young New Brunswicker. We’re so proud to support her Paralympic journey and cheer her on,” said Mary Keith, Vice President of Communication with J.D. Irving, Limited.
|Danielle Dorris, centre, competing in Canadian Team Trials leading up to the Rio Paralympics.
|JDI is sponsoring 13-year-old Moncton swimmer Danielle Dorris in the Paralympic Games in 2016.|
Listen to Danielle’s interview with Moncton’s Information Morning here.
Be sure to cheer Danielle on during her first race on Friday, September 9th at 11:30 (10:30 Eastern) – go Danielle go!