May 31st, 2018
Special Olympics brings joy to students through sports. It is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities. The power of sports can shift the focus from disability to ability.
On May 29th, Hatboro-Horsham High School hosted another year of the Special Olympics for the lower Montgomery county area. This was the schools third year hosting the event. About 250 athletes from 13 districts competed in this year’s Special Olympics. That number is up about 50 athletes from the previous year.
The day could not have happened without Hatboro-Horsham student and staff volunteers. Over 400 students volunteered to be buddies, record data, hand out ribbons, run the concession stand, and just put a smile on the athletes faces.
Events included were:
- 200 Meter run
- 50 meter run
- Wheelchair 30 meter
- Wheelchair slalom
- Long jump
- Softball and tennis ball throw
- Hit and release
After recording all the data of the day the Special Olympics will pull the highest scores of those students to advance on.