After two long years, Thursday April 7 saw the return of special education elementary students from schools across Bossier Parish competing in the Spring Special Olympics.
Elementary school athletes helped to kick off the event with an opening ceremonies parade around the Benton Middle School stadium track.
Students competed in a softball throw, long jump, tennis ball throw, bean bag toss, running events, and relays,
“This is my 25th year doing the Special Olympics and we are so excited about being here today because we had a two year hiatus due to COVID. Now that our athletes get to participate today, they are excited and we are excited for them. We look forward to having fun and letting them enjoy all of the regular kids games that they will be participating in today,” said Debbie Sites, Adaptive Physical Education teacher (APE).
The Special Olympics will continue on Friday April 8. Middle school and high school athletes will have their turn to compete against each other on Friday, April 8 at the Benton Middle School Track.