Special Olympics 2018′

Special Olympics, 3-3-18, Elyria High

Athletes from all over Northeast Ohio competed in the 2018′ Special Olympics, Individual Skills competition.

Loretta Smith, from Ashtabula, was born blind and is a competitor in the tournament.

Loretta’s aide guides her through the dribbling challenge by the sound of her voice.

Loretta’s aide taps the backboard to make enough noise for a chance at a basket.

Pep talk

Coach Dave of Strongsville gives one of his athletes a hug.

Awards Ceremony

Sam Stewart, waves to the crowd. He went out of his way to give many people handshakes, fist bumps and high fives.

James Simna, representing Strongsville Special Olympics.

James Johnson takes 1st Place in the Individual Skills competition for Stark County.

Coach Dave hugs one of his athletes.

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