Willie O’Ree Day proclaimed in San Diego County

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Excerpt from The East County Californian
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“Willie O’Ree is an exceptional athlete who broke the race barrier in the NHL and paved the way for future players of all backgrounds — and he did it all while secretly blind in one eye,” Anderson said. “Even after retirement, Willie continued promoting sportsmanship and empowering youth through his ‘Hockey is for Everyone’ initiative. It is my great honor to present one of my heroes a proclamation in honor of his contributions to our county and country.”