By: Emily Johnson
November 14, 2013
Thomasville, GA - On this day it was nothing but net for the students participating in the 2013 Local Winter Special Olympic Games. 150 students from area schools in Thomas County participated in basketball drills and games. "We did a good thing. Glad we won and all our team one, it's the best day," said Davius Pinkins, a Special Olympics participant. For George Brown, Jr. a Special Olympics Board Member, learning these skills can only help the students. "It's a good fellowship for them to learn skills about different games or if they ever go to a game they'll know what's going on."
The Winter Special Olympics put on by the Thomasville YMCA/ Thomas County Recreation and Thomas County Special Olympics Advisory Committee had students from kindergarten to 12Th grade who participated. "These kids don't get to do a whole lot so when you have special events like the Special Olympics and when we have our dance you know these kids they depend on that. That's their excitement, so they look forward to that every year."
When I asked Nick Casey a senior at Thomas County Central was he excited, his response. "Yes ma'am!"
The students received their awards after participating in the games. From here the YMCA will start practices next week for the Special Olympics State Games in Atlanta this January.