Special Olympians invade Pate Stadium


The 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County began Tuesday morning with 50-meter races for athletes ages eight to 11-years-old. Medals were handed out to the first, second and third place finishers on a podium just like they do every four years at the Olympics.


Softball toss was one of numerous events that were scored during Tuesday’s Special Olympics of Scotland County that was held at Pate Stadium.


Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.


The basketball hoop was a popular spot for many of the male Olympians. As they played shoot around after some of their other scheduled events on Tuesday during the 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County.


Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.


For those athletes that couldn’t compete in the running events, the Special Olympics offers several 50-meter walking heats. Athletes were assisted by their assigned buddies, wearing green shirts, down the track and onto the podium for their medals.


The 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County began Tuesday morning with 50-meter races for athletes ages eight to 11-years-old. Medals were handed out to the first, second and third place finishers on a podium just like they do every four years at the Olympics.

Softball toss was one of numerous events that were scored during Tuesday’s Special Olympics of Scotland County that was held at Pate Stadium.

Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.

The basketball hoop was a popular spot for many of the male Olympians. As they played shoot around after some of their other scheduled events on Tuesday during the 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County.

Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.

For those athletes that couldn’t compete in the running events, the Special Olympics offers several 50-meter walking heats. Athletes were assisted by their assigned buddies, wearing green shirts, down the track and onto the podium for their medals.

The 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County began Tuesday morning with 50-meter races for athletes ages eight to 11-years-old. Medals were handed out to the first, second and third place finishers on a podium just like they do every four years at the Olympics.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_Races.jpgThe 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County began Tuesday morning with 50-meter races for athletes ages eight to 11-years-old. Medals were handed out to the first, second and third place finishers on a podium just like they do every four years at the Olympics.

Softball toss was one of numerous events that were scored during Tuesday’s Special Olympics of Scotland County that was held at Pate Stadium.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_9172.jpgSoftball toss was one of numerous events that were scored during Tuesday’s Special Olympics of Scotland County that was held at Pate Stadium.

Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_9153.jpgYounger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.

The basketball hoop was a popular spot for many of the male Olympians. As they played shoot around after some of their other scheduled events on Tuesday during the 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_9189.jpgThe basketball hoop was a popular spot for many of the male Olympians. As they played shoot around after some of their other scheduled events on Tuesday during the 2017 Special Olympics of Scotland County.

Younger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_9164.jpgYounger Olympians, ages five to seven years old, were set up with games at one of the football field at Pate Stadium, while the other end zone was designated for adaptive athletes who aren’t able to compete because of their impairements. One of the activities for the younger athletes was a parachute filled with rice and balloons. Inside the balloons were the names of different athletes that were playing the game. Those that were picked got to pop the next balloon.

For those athletes that couldn’t compete in the running events, the Special Olympics offers several 50-meter walking heats. Athletes were assisted by their assigned buddies, wearing green shirts, down the track and onto the podium for their medals.
http://www.laurinburgexchange.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_IMG_9180.jpgFor those athletes that couldn’t compete in the running events, the Special Olympics offers several 50-meter walking heats. Athletes were assisted by their assigned buddies, wearing green shirts, down the track and onto the podium for their medals.
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