Life Bridges stages Olympics on campus
by Larry Bingham
Jul 28, 2013 | 528 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Special Olympics
The Special Olympics race was on.
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On June 25, Life Bridges held a very Special Olympics for all the athletes of the agency. Due to the unusual amount of rainfall in our area, the usual event staged by Civitan and all the area agencies for the special athletes of Polk and Bradley counties had to be canceled twice.

Life Bridges made the decision that the games must go on.

Fortunately, on Tuesday, June 25, the weather cooperated and Life Bridges staged its first Olympics for the men and women of the agency who had worked so hard to participate in the games.

The softball throw, 50-yard run, 100-yard run, and wheelchair events gave the excited athletes of Life Bridges the opportunity to showcase their skills before an enthusiastic staff, family and friends.

Crystal Geyser provided cases of bottled water for everyone.

Student Life, a special ministry of Lee University, volunteered its assistance. Students from Lancaster Baptist Church of Lancaster Ky., gladly helped with the games and presented awards.

“It was wonderful,” stated Diana Jackson, CEO of Life Bridges. “We were so relived the weather cooperated and we were able to have the games. Naturally, the athletes were disappointed twice before. They had worked so hard and wanted to show off their skills. Finally they had their day. It was exciting and fun for all lof us,” she said.

“We look forward to next year when, hopefully, all the area athletes will once again be able to participate in this special event,” Jackson said.