Two hundred-and-thirty athletes, from eight-years-old, to high school seniors competed in the Special Olympics at Moss Field on April 9.
The goals for the 256 juniors were to make sure that the children were taken care of and that the day went smoothly and was enjoyable.
Junior Chaz Pool said, “I loved hanging out with Jimmy. From the moment he got off the bus I knew that was the kid I wanted.”
Sprinting events offered to the children were the 200-meter dash, the 4×100 relay, the 50-meter run, the 25-meter run and the 10-meter walk.
Field events were the long jump and shot-put.
There was another addition to those who finished their events early. They could go to a village where games were played. After completing the game, tickets were given out and exchanged for prizes.
“The few hours we spent with the kids makes all the difference,” junior Samantha Brown said. “We got to do something special for them and at the same time have a good time.”
“Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt,”-Athlete Oath.