Regional Special Olympics held at Socastee High

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014

Horry County Sheriff’s Facebook page Special Olympics participants celebrate.

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Friday 1600 people, including athletes from across Horry County, gathered at Socastee High School for the annual Special Olympics.

More than 40 schools and adult day care center groups participated in the Horry County Special Olympics spring games.

Jennifer Ainsworth, coordinator for the Horry County Special Olympics Spring Games, said “We have people calling us a year in advance now saying ‘I want to be a part of that special event,’ It’s amazing. When you see the athletes and you see the smiles on their faces, you can understand why everyone wants to be a part of this event.”

Ainsworth, a special education teacher at Socastee is also Horry County Schools’ Teacher of the Year. She is one of five finalists for the South Carolina Teacher of the Year.

Games began with a procession of law enforcement officers who run the torch into Socastee High School’s football stadium to kick off the events.

The athletes competed in various events from relays to field events, and tennis ball throws.

The organization depends on donations from local businesses.

This year Walmart donated all the bottled water and Chick-fil-A helped provided lunch for the athletes.

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