Two-time Olympic medalist joins the Prairie Creek Lodges’ volleyball game

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Two-time Olympic medalist Courtney Thompson surprised members of GoodSamaritan Society’s Prairie Creek Lodge volleyball club.

The game includes most of the basics of volleyball, but players must wear some type of gloves, and they cannot leave their seats. Thompson was able to offer them a few pointers, though some did not let her title as Olympian overcome their competitive spirit.

“There’s a lot of smack talking which is awesome. They just want to have a good time like we all do,” said Thompson.

“They put their pants on one leg at a time just like I do, so I always figure, ‘hey, they don’t want to be put on a pedestal any more than we do.”’ said Prairie Creek resident Elmer Burgers.

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