Feb. 13, 2008
Despite the rain and cold temperature, the Special Olympics 1K and 5K Fundraising Run/Walk kicked off on Saturday, January 26th, at Mike Long Track. This years’ event raised a lot of money to help local athletes train and compete.
The Special Olympics is an organization committed to empowering children and adults with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive, and respected members of society through sport training and competition. Several
Athletes ran along side participants and encouraged them around the course through the finish line while others took part in the awards ceremony following both races. The children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics develop greater self-confidence, show enthusiasm as well as courage, and gain memorable experiences. This year, they gave