Dueck helps v-ball team

Fresh off his reporting duties at the 2018 Paralympics on PyeongChang, South Korea, Vernon's Josh Dueck will be helping the Sky Volleyball Club raise money.

Dueck won both silver and gold medals at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia, as well as a silver medal at the 2010 games in Vancouver.

As an ace sit-skier, Dueck has also won gold in Mono Skier X at the 2011 X Games, bronze at the 2012 X Games and has won multiple IPC World Cup podiums and is the 2009 world downhill champion.

As if that wasn't enough, in February 2012, Dueck shot to international acclaim when he became the first sit-skier to complete a backflip – earning him world-wide notoriety and an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

And he was an on-camera reporter at the PyeongChang Games this year.

Dueck will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual National Sky Volleyball Club fundraiser which raises money for volleyball athletes in Vernon to attend the Canadian Nationals along with 800 other teams from across Canada May 16- 22, in Edmonton, Alta.

The fundraiser will be held at at Wings Tap and Grill Thursday, May 3.

"The 2018 National Fundraiser committee has hit it out of the park by signing Josh as our keynote speaker. I have met Josh personally and we look forward to his presentation. He has tremendous energy and his powerful message: passion plus perseverance equals possibility is a message we work on with our athletes at every practise and every game,” said Troy Lorenson, president of Sky Volleyball.

Tickets will be on sale at Wings Tap and Grill and from committee members and athletes.

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