Lincoln-Way Central to host Special Games in March
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
On Thursday, March 9, 2017, Lincoln-Way Central will host the 16th annual Special Games in the field house from 9:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Schools participating include: Bradley Bourbonnais, Bolingbrook, Andrew, Sandburg, Stagg, Homewood-Flossmoor, Joliet, Lockport, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East, and Lincoln-Way West.
The Special Games were established in 2002 with the intent to provide athletes with special needs the opportunity to compete against other area high schools. The event, which began with six high schools and 150 athletes, has evolved into a spectacular, daylong extravaganza involving 11 high schools and 400 athletes.
We’re looking forward to a spirited day of competition!” says Director of Special Services, Mary Harrison.
Each school strategically plans for the chance to win the coveted traveling Spirit Stick. The winning school also receives a banner to hang with pride in their school gym or field house.
“Our original goal, of providing each athlete with a memorable experience, has grown beyond all our expectations,” says Harrison. “We feel that everyone, whether it be one individual, a specific group, parent or an organization leave the Special Games with a sense of appreciation, understanding and gratitude for those who offer something truly unique to this world.”