Hundreds Of Special Olympians Compete In Valdosta

By: Winnie Anne Wright Email
By: Winnie Anne Wright Email

By: Winnie Wright
November 19, 2013

Valdosta, GA - Some deserving children got the opportunity to show off their bowling skills today at Jac's Bowling Lanes in Valdosta.

380 students from nine counties are participating in the annual Fall Special Olympics hosted by the Therapeutics Division of the Valdosta Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority. Jessica Catlett with Parks and Rec says the event is a great way for the children to be active and show good sportsmanship.

"The kids love it. They get really excited. They're just excited to get out, to compete, to get their ribbons. A lot of kids have a really good time counting up their ribbons at the end of the day. It's just a great opportunity for them to come out and be social and be athletic in the same day."

Christie Spano says her daughter Sarah's favorite part of the day was seeing her friends from other schools.

"She has lots of fun. Do you have lots of fun Sarah? 'Yea!' Who has fun at bowling? 'I do!' You do! Good job! She does! She loves it!

The next event will be on Thursday from 10am - 12pm. The students will compete in basketball competitions at the VLPRA Administrative Gym on Forest Street in Valdosta.


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