Special Olympics Oregon finishes another 'wonderful' year
“The weekend was wonderful,” Local Special Olympics Oregon program coordinator Nancy Keim said. “The turnout was phenomenal.”
Yamhill County athletes competed in golf, softball, track and bocce over two days. It was in bocce that the county had its larges representation with 54 athletes and partners competing. There were lots of medals and ribbons to be won, with five divisions (unified male, unified female, traditional male, traditional female and half court) and countless classes in each division full of competition.
The Special Olympics opening ceremony was Saturday night at Newberg High School, and organizers said yet again, the biggest cheer was for the home group as it made its way into the stadium.
“Yamhill County treats us really great,” Special Olympics Oregon spokesman David Warner said. “It’s always fun to watch the Y-C procession. The crowds go nuts.”