A true winner

Published 7:44 pm Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Want to see some real heart poured into a sporting event?

Go to the Special Olympics scheduled for May 6 at the new Bainbridge High School track.

Jimmie Hill, the director of special education for the Decatur County Board of Education, said the county has earned accreditation to hold the sanctioned event, and the event will return to Bainbridge for the first time in many years.

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Hill said there will 50 Special Olympic participants who range in age from 8 to 22 years old. The event has already garnered 108 student and adult volunteers.

Now the organizers hope to have a spirited audience for those who enter the events, which would include a 50-yard walk, 50-yard dash, 100-yard walk, 100-yard dash, softball throw, standing long jump and wheelchair race.

Kudos to those organizing the Special Olympics and for bringing it back to the community.

And as the motto said, “Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”