WATCH: Brevard Athletes Shine in Special Olympics Florida Area 7 Softball Competition
By Steve Wilson // September 23, 2019
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SPACE COAST DAILY TV: Steve Wilson of the Friday Night Locker Room was at the Special Olympics Florida Area 7 Softball Competition held Saturday at the Seminole County Softball Sports Complex in Altamonte Springs, Florida as teams from Brevard, Osceola, Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties participated.
Steve Wilson of the Friday Night Locker Room was at the Special Olympics Florida Area 7 Softball Competition held Saturday at the Seminole County Softball Sports Complex in Altamonte Springs, Florida as teams from Brevard, Osceola, Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties participated.
Hundreds of athletes, partners, volunteers, and organizers gathered for what was a day of fun and healthy competition.
The opening ceremony was touching as each team was introduced to rousing cheers from all participants.
The games got underway on five fields and the theme of the day seemed to be smiles and fun.
Victoria Johnson, Director of Seminole County Special Olympics Florida, called it a “really great day.”
“We were blessed that volunteers from the Knights of Columbus, as well as softball teams for the exhibitions, came out today,” said Johnson.
“If it wasn’t for the community volunteering, we definitely could not put on an event like this.”
Attendees were treated to a free lunch, as there was no cost to participate in this competition.
Director of Brevard County Special Olympics Florida Jason Hart seemed very pleased with what he was seeing and described it as a “beautiful day.”
When asked about the most important need for Special Olympics, Hart said, without hesitation, it was “respect for our athletes.”
His enthusiasm bubbles over when he talks about what Special Olympics what it can to for the athletes and their families.
It is impossible to attend an event like this and not walk away with a good feeling – a good feeling for all of those that spend countless hours to make this program work and a good feeling for the athletes that work so hard and enjoy what most of us take for granted.
Yes; Special Olympics is indeed Special.