“Field Day With Friends” 

It was “Field Day With Friends” in Orono, where Special needs students and their friends got together at the Orono High School track. “Field Day with Friends” started last year when the Special Olympic Regionals had to be cancelled. Based on the popularity of last year, organizers decided to do it again. They say the kids competing look forward to these events year round, especially the kids here today who will not be going to the regional special olympics next week. It begins with a parade. Events include include 50 to 100 meter walks and dashes, softball throws, and long jumps. More than 40 special needs kids and their friends compete in these events. Organizers say that students working together promotes tolerance. Organizers say they plan to hold this event again next year.