All our athletes all did a great job! The crowd was amazing and cheered all the participants on. Local law enforcement participated in amazing numbers - thanks to all of them and to the many other volunteers.
A special shout out is necessary for Colleen Nesbit, who had the honor of lighting the torch during the opening ceremonies. Great job Colleen!
Not to take anything away from Colleen individually but this honor is really a "tip of the cap" to the entire extended Nesbit family who have been amazing advocates for individuals with intellectual disabilities in Southern Illinois for many years. Serious thanks and congratulations to Colleen and all the Nesbits!
But wait, there's more.... Craig Dilliplain was selected to read the Special Olympics Athlete's Oath. Great job Craig!
Here are some awesome pictures from an awsome day. Congratulations Coach Gene and to all the PTOEC athletes!