Saturday, April 24, 2010

SPECIAL OLYMPICS TRACK AND FIELD EVENT

Yesterday was Theresa Lauren's Special Olympics. We had a wonderful time, as always, and this year her Aunt Mimi got the chance to see Theresa compete for the first time. Although it started out a bit drizzly, it turned out to be a good weather day. It stayed cloudy for much of the day, but that field can get so hot in the sun that the clouds were welcome. Here she is with 2 of her friends showing off their ribbons. Theresa doesnt like to wear hers, she puts them in her bag. Here I am with her right after she won one of her ribbons. I am always so proud of this girl!!
Here is Eyeore. He is from The Coastal Theraputic Riding Program, where many of these kids go to learn about and ride horses.
He was their representative for the day, even getting into the spirit by wearing an Olympic Athlete shirt~

Theresa is about to compete in the softball throw. All the people in the blue shirts are volunteers who give so much to make sure these exceptional children have a great experience.

Her last event of the day was a 50 yard Speed Walk. Again, not usually one of her strong points, but she was determined to give it her all!!!

And low and behold~ she did, tying for first place with her freind Kelly!!!! This was awesome!!!
Way To Go girls!!!!!

There was time for food and fun too. Even Eyeore was doing a line dance with the kids.
Many thanks for stopping by.....







1 comment:

Sharon -- The OKI Stampqueen said...

Way to go, TT! I love the purple shirts, too! And the donkey!