By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 2, 2017
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) – South Georgia wrapped up its Fall Special Olympic Games on Thursday.
The last day of the Fall Games was kicked off with an opening ceremony filled with excitement.
Over two dozen schools from five surrounding counties brought their all-star players to shoot some hoops. The day's games revolved around basketball, bringing out the champion in everyone.
"Just how much it brings out in their personality that you don't get to see in the classroom. When they're engaging with other kids, or even one of our students started singing along with the Star Spangled Banner, you just don't get to see that kind of interaction every day,” says Leslie Whiddon, a Lowndes High teacher.
Activities were spread across the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks and Rec lawn, and athletes had a fun-packed day with a free lunch.
Wiregrass Georgia Technical College was set up in the gym and offered free dental screenings between matches.
More than 300 students and teachers attended the Games.