Special Olympics Wraps Up ‘Fantastic’ Summer Games in Orono
It was nothing short of fantastic. That’s how the folks with the Special Olympics of Maine are describing their experience this weekend. The Special Olympics of Maine wrapped up the final day of their summer games on Sunday in Orono.Thirteen hundred athletes came from all around the state to compete and have fun, most participating in at least three different events. They handed out four thousand awards in all.The president of the Special Olympics of Maine says the nice weather played a large part in making the weekend such a success. But, he also says, most people would have had fun, come rain or shine.”Most of them have had their bags packed since the beginning of April, looking forward to the state summer games. It’s an opportunity not only to compete and show your stuff, but also to rekindle friendships, relationships, and to meet new friends,” says Phil Geelhoed.They’re calling the volunteer turnout this year extraordinary as well.