Maine Special Olympics

Special Olympics brings athletes, student supporters together

Posted:  Monday, May 15, 2017 - 6:30pm
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Zach Bubier of Nobleboro won the 25-meter wheelchair race, the softball throw and several other events. He attends Jefferson Village School. GINA HAMILTON/Wiscasset Newspaper

On Friday, students from schools all over Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties met at Wiscasset Middle High School for the annual Special Olympics track and field games.

In addition to the special needs athletes, other students from each area high schools helped by providing timing, measuring and plenty of moral support.

Officer James Fisher of the Wiscasset Police Department observed part of the event. “Everyone here is so excited and happy to be in competition. It’s a humbling thing to watch.”

Events ranged from foot and wheelchair races of all lengths to softball  shot put events and standing long jumps.