What a busy Spring we are having! Thanks to so many great school partnerships, volunteers, donors, athletes, and families – as well as our School-Day Games presenting sponsor, Bank of America, we are hosting recreational and competitive events daily across Massachusetts. When all is said and done, we will have hosted over 30 School-Day Games with over 5,000 athletes participating this Spring (this is in addition to our regular competitive sports Spring season where we’ll serve over 2,000 additional athletes). We collected some photos and videos this week at the North Andover School-Day Games. Let’s get to it:
The North Andover School-day games are a district-wide affair, with all public schools from North Andover taking part, and hundreds of “fans in the stands” from schools and families. It is a community-wide affair. See for yourself in this Opening Parade video:
Volunteer School Day Games leader Sharon Randall and all of the teachers and volunteers who run the event have built an incredible community. Chief Gray and the North Andover Police Department came to help out as well.
At the end of the event, each athlete earned a medal. Here is their approach to the medal stand:
While this is a great one-day event, many of these athletes are involved in competitive Special Olympics sports programs throughout the year. In fact stay tuned for more details about a growing partnership with North Andover High School!
(Most photos in this post courtesy of Danielle Perry of North Andover, MA)