Olympic gold medalist returns home to hero’s welcome

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Olympic gold medalist Stefanie Dolson with Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus

SLATE HILL – Olympic women’s basketball gold medalist Stefanie Dolson came to her hometown of Greenville on Saturday as family, friends and the community came out to Greenville Town Park to give her a hero’s welcome.

Among those who greeted her was Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus. “Stefanie continues to make Minisink Valley and Orange County proud, and we congratulate Stefanie and her family, friends and fans who support her on this historic Olympic win,” he said. I also declared Saturday, July 31, 2021, as Stefanie Dolson Day in Orange County and encourage all residents to acknowledge the occasion of this day.”

Born in Port Jervis, the 29-year-old Stefanie is a graduate of Minisink Valley High School.

She won a gold medal in women’s 3 x 3 basketball.