Special Olympics offers its thanks

Published 4:26 pm Thursday, March 2, 2017


Thanks to Longwood University for its help in supporting our Special Olympics athletes. Paul Chapman and C.J. Roth and all the supporting staff and volunteers made the power lifting event such a wonderful day for our athletes and cheerleaders.

As the Special Olympics group walked into Iler Gym, you could feel the excitement. The athletes were preparing for their lifts, and the cheerleaders cheered to support them.

This was our first tournament and big chance to test our athletes. All the athletes picked up more weight than they expected and set their goals even higher for state competitions in June.

Even people with disabilities have the ability to succeed. They have desires and goals in their lives and are determined to be the best they can be. Thanks.

Grayson Mullins

Special Olympics — Nottoway