Tioga County Special Olympians

A special part of Tioga County Special Olympics Track and Field days is the friendships made throughout the day. Shown here are several Special Olympians with their buddies heading to the 200 meter event.

 

More than 228 athletes participated in the annual Tioga County Special Olympics track and field event on Friday, May 20, hosted by Mansfield University.

“As a whole, Special Olympics has grown, but the track and field event has grown tremendously,” said Tioga County coordinator of the event, Addie Milheim. “The track and field event, along with our bowling program, bocce ball and basketball programs are targeting even more of the younger athletes, school aged from third grade to 12th grade. It is amazing.”

To read more on Tioga County Special Olympics track and field day, pick up this week's edition of the Wellsboro/Mansfield Gazette or Free Press Courier.