Brownsville Holds Special Olympics Meet

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Special Olympics is a world-wide program where every single person is accepted and welcomed.

Regardless of ability or disability.

More than 20 schools competed in the global competition.

The bright sun and heat did not stop determined athletes from running fast and throwing far. Superintendent Esperanza Zendejas says Special Olympics gives all students the opportunity to compete in events that accommodate to their disabilities.

“Half the time some of the competition throughout our country is not appropriate for some kids who are in wheelchairs for example so here today we have activities for wheelchair cancer on wheelchairs we have activities for students who have certain disabilities.”

She says inclusion is essential.

“Well Special Olympics this activity that we are hosting is important because it engages all kids and I’m very happy to see all of our special-education program students here.”

11th grader Camilo Olivarez ran his way to first place in a 100 meter race.

“Did you think you were going to win first place yeah I did.”

He says he won because he practiced, and is good at running. 
 
“Was it hard to win first place yes.”
 
Win or lose, all athletes tried their best with a smile on their face. 

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