Next weekend Lake and McHenry Counties will be well represented at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Normal. Top regional athletes from several teams will compete in events at Illinois State University.
Bocce Ball — Traditional and Unified
Lamb’s Farm, SEDOL, Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County, Special Recreation Services of North Lake County, Vernon Hills, School District, Warren Special Recreation Association
Track and Field — Walk, Wheelchair, Run, Shot-put, Long Jump, Ball Throw, Relay
Barrington Broncos, Grayslake Central High School, Jacobs High School, Kiley Center, Lamb’s Farm, Northern Illinois Special Recreation, Northshore Special Olympics, SEDOL, Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County, Special Recreation Association of Central Lake County, Vernon Hills, School District, Woodstock School District, Warren Special Recreation Association
TheNemoNews.com praises the organizations that field these wonderful teams of athletes. We further recognize the coaches, volunteers, boosters and families that support them. We regretfully noted that it was sometimes difficult to locate information on the sponsoring organizations and/or teams. We would love to see these athletes and teams honored on organization websites by mentioning that they “made State”.
We wish all of these fine athletes well in the competition and are reminded of the Special Olympics Athlete’s Oath — “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be strong in the attempt.”