Athletes compete in Special Olympics Idaho in Caldwell

Posted at 9:42 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 23:42:40-04

CALDWELL — Athletes from all over the Gem State gathered to compete at Simplot Stadium in Caldwell. The Special Olympics Idaho Summer games wrapped up with a closing ceremony and a drawing for the grand prize of a new car.

Teams have been selling tickets for the raffle since February. The CEO of Special Olympics Idaho says it's their biggest fundraiser of the year.

The Summer games include events of all kinds such as track and field, cycling, basketball, aquatics, flag football, and power lifting.

"Never swam before so now I'm getting to do it," said Alexis Tristan, athlete.

Athletes of all abilities get to try new sports and form life long bonds.

"Means so much to me to be a whole family with everyone," said Michelle Olson, athlete.

"Incredible courage, overcoming obstacles, joy, and love to me is what we're all about. It's showing the world what people can do if given an opportunity," said Laurie LaFollette, CEO, Special Olympics Idaho.

If you would like more information, head to Special Olympics Idaho