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Fun in the Sun at the Special Olympics!

By April 24, 2014 May 21st, 2020 No Comments

The sunshine was abundant as volunteers, athletes, and news crews gathered at UNC Wilmington’s track and field to begin the 2014 Special Olympics! Below are some of our favorite moments from the event–from softball tosses and sprints to high fives and ribbon awards!

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Here, volunteers measure the distance of long jumpers and rake the sand for the next brave long jumper.

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Remember Sierra, the little mermaid in Codington’s Wheelchair Costume Halloween Parade? Here she is again, all smiles as she makes her way down the track in the wheelchair race!

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These two helped improve accessibility and fun for everyone. Thanks, ladies!

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Volunteers became friends by the time the events wrapped. Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2014 Special Olympics a blast!

About the Special Olympics: The mission of the Special Olympics program is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic type sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. To learn more, please visit their website.

From all of us at 101 Mobility, thanks for hanging out with us at the 2014 Special Olympics! Congratulations to all of the organizations, schools, and programs that participated!

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