Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunbreaks and Wind

It was cold Saturday when we went to the district track meet for Special Olympics. Despite an occasional glimpse of the sun the wind kept us all zipping up our coats and pulling up our hoods BUT it did not rain and for that I was grateful. Through 25 years of Special Olympics we have seen all types of weather and pouring rain is pretty miserable for all.

We were there at 8:30 a.m. along with three Husky cheerleaders, Channel 5 News, volunteers and hundreds of athletes. After the National Anthem, the Special Olympics oath “Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.” presented by an athlete, we heard the familiar words “Let the games begin!” To capsulize the day’s events, Clark got a gold in the 200m dash, a bronze in the 50m dash, and a fourth place ribbon in the shot put. Phil got two golds in the 100m and 200m dash and a silver in the relay. Clark always takes his medals to church the next day for show and tell. A woman shared with me how touched she was when Clark came up to her and her husband and showed them his medals.

1 comment:

  1. Congrats to them both! We're happy for them (and happy it didn't rain on you all).