The Union – Nevada County celebrates paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong

The rain and slush may have put a halt to the parade that was set to traverse the streets of Nevada City, but it couldn’t stop the approximately 500 fans from filling the Miners Foundry to “share the stoke,” with Paralympic gold medalist Evan Strong.

“I’m so stoked to be able to come home and share this story and experience and have you people live this experience through me,” Strong said when addressing the standing room only crowd at the Miners Foundry.

Strong entered the stage to a standing ovation. He was dressed in his Team USA sweater that he wore at the 2014 Paralympic Opening Ceremony, and that went well with a rather large piece of jewelry that had a giant gold medal at the end.

“What’s up, my Nevada City people,” Strong said as the crowd clapped and cheered. “It’s so nice to be home.”

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