By: Keely White
On April 19th East Wake staff and students took part in helping out in the Special Olympics. It was held at Ravenscroft High School. Students who went helped the participants in their events and walked them to and from events. Students also stood on the side lines and cheered them on for moral support.
For those who don’t know what the Special Olympics is, it’s the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing year-round training and competitions to more than 5.3 million athletes and Unified Sports partners in nearly 170 countries. “Being able to work with the kids at the Special Olympics is such a wonderful and rewarding feeling, especially to see the smile on their faces as they cross the finish line,” stated senior Alyssa Farmer. The mission of the Special Olympics is to not only have fun but to also give the children and adults continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families.