By Karen Huwe
The Times 

Karissa Potts Coaches with Passion


March 30, 2023

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Special Olympic Coach Brad Graham, Karissa's dad, Casey, and Karissa

WAITSBURG-Waitsburg High School Freshman, Karissa Potts, started skiing at age three with her dad Casey. Later Casey signed up Karissa to be a coach for the Special Olympics team. He thought she would be good at it, and he was right, as Karissa has been a coach for the past ten years.

Every Saturday from January through March, Karissa is at Bluewood coaching a beginner skier and two middle school students who ski at the intermediate level. The team traveled to Mission Ridge the weekend of March 3rd for the State Special Olympics Winter Games.

Karissa coaches as she enjoys helping others and...

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