NewsMorning News


Teeing it up for Special Olympics

Posted at 4:48 AM, Aug 04, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-04 04:48:11-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Special Olympics Michigan serves around 20,000 boys, girls, men, and women each year by staging competitions that range from bocce to basketball, from shot put to skiing.

Athletes must be at least eight years old, and there is no charge to take part. That’s why fundraising events are so important.

One of the most popular fundraisers is the annual golf outing held at The Highlands Golf Course.  For the seventh straight year, golfers in West Michigan were taking to the course to tee it up alongside the athletes who are constantly redefining the competitive spirit. They were having fun, raising money, and, most of all, learning about all the great things that Special Olympics does for people with intellectual disabilities.

The next Special Olympics event in the Grand Rapids area is the Medaling Monkey 5k Run/Walk at John Ball Zoo. If you are interested in taking part in Special Olympics as an athlete or volunteer you are encouraged to stop by and learn more.