Today I had the opportunity to help out at the Special Olympics, RVA style. I’ve done this several times before and this year was my second time as a youth leader in charge of some teenage girls. We kind of found out about it last minute so I only had four girls sign up but that was okay with me, less people to keep track of!
When we went into the arena, this kid was belting out “Don’t Stop Believing”. It was fantastic!
The whole day was exhausting but a lot of fun. I think all of us ended up a little sunburned. We finished earlier than we thought so I got all the girls milkshakes while we waited for their parents to arrive.
I absolutely loved working with the athletes and other volunteers. It’s great to see the athletes accomplish their race, cheer on their friends, and show great sportsmanship. It was incredibly hot today and they all did such a great job and I’m glad we were there to help them stay hydrated and to be a part of their proud moments with them. I can’t wait until I can do this again!