Young runner wins medals

Brandon McGinnis of Manitou Rapids, 13, who excels as a long-distance runner, won four medals in track and field at the Ontario Aboriginal Summer Games held Aug. 9-13 in Thunder Bay.
McGinnis won a gold medal in the 1,500-metre race, silver in the 400m, and bronze both the 800s and 200m.
This qualified him to be part of Team Ontario at the North American Indigenous Games in British Columbia next year.
McGinnis is an honour student who excels overall in track and field, baseball, soccer, hockey, and volleyball.
He is the son of Justin McGinnis and grandson of Leona McGinnis. Grandma is the motivation and inspiration behind this thriving young man.
McGinnis has placed in the top 10 for the last two years in the Canadian Legion Mid-Canada Elementary School Cross-Country Run that’s held in Thunder Bay every October.
He will be seeking a coach and financial sponsors for his competition at the North American Indigenous Games in B.C. He will be starting a fundraising campaign very soon, and invites and welcomes any ideas and help.

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