Queens Grant High School recently participated with other local area high schools in the Special Olympics Winter Games competition event held at the Bowlero in Matthews, North Carolina recently.
The primary focus of Special Olympics in Mecklenburg County is to provide year-round sports training and various athletic competition in Olympic style sports for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The activities and competition give these individuals the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in building self-worth and confidence. Meanwhile, the participants gain skills, make friendships, share a positive experience with their families and with other Olympic athletes including the local community.
The Winter Games features competition in basketball, bowling, developmental bowling, cheerleading and ice skating. On Friday, January 31st the focus of the event was completely upon bowling. The high school volunteers along with all the participants had a great and rewarding time in a fun-filled exciting atmosphere.
Sheri Braswell who coordinated the event from Queen’s Grant High School was very pleased with the show of support from the students. “These are really great kids who volunteer their time to help and make this event possible,” said Braswell.
Special Olympics Mecklenburg County offers both community and school-based programs to over 3,350 participating athletes in 19 sports, including unified sports. Over 2,000 community volunteers help with the year-round sports programming, serving as coaches, event staff and as volunteers.