Update: Zach’s brother, Almanza, called me to say that he received the bronze in the 25-meter-assisted walk, not the softball throw. Sorry about the mix-up.
Of all the shirts people donned at today’s Special Olympics Summer Games at Fort Lewis, the ones that read “Team Zack,” were the some of the loudest.
The family of Zach Mendes of Everett made the shirts to show their support. Unfortunately, the company that printed the shirts spelled his name with a “k,” rather than an “h.”
but the misspelling didn’t stop the 12 members