Mother Nature’s rain didn’t wash the smiles off the faces of the more than 130 student and adult athletes at the 31st annual Marshall County Special Olympics Track & Field event at John Marshall High School.
Because showers were in the forecast, the games were moved inside. JM Agriculture students figured out the layout for the relocation to the school’s gymnasium.
Athletes were assisted by the 170 peer tutors from both Marshall County high schools, Cameron and John Marshall, while competing in various track and field events. Participants could also make arts and crafts and take silly pictures in a photo booth.
Several JM Career & Technical Education programs helped at Special Olympics. Nursing students in the Therapeutic Services program provided a first aid station and assisted with physicals. JM Pro Start students prepared lunch while WJMH Media students announced results and played music.
The Knights of Pythias, American Legion and Main Street Bank also lent a helping hand during the Marshall County Special Olympics Spring Games.
Everyone who participated received a t-shirt donated by Main Street Bank. This year’s theme was Harry Potter.