The HDS B.R.I.D.G.E.S. students had the opportunity to participate in the Special Olympics at their high school. Students demonstrated their abilities in the relay race, long jump, and softball throw. Before the day’s events, students took time to go outside with their classmates and practice to be ready to compete. They were all so excited to participate and had a fantastic time. When they weren’t participating, they were cheering on their classmates.
The Special Olympics movement has grown to be an international helping to build communities where people with intellectual disabilities are treated with respect and given the opportunities they deserve. It allows the students to train for the different events and strive to achieve their best. The best part of the Special Olympics is that it helps to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and share gifts, skills, and friendships.
We are very proud of the students who participated in the Special Olympics and look forward to next year’s event!