UPDATE: Officials say more than 2,500 athletes competed in the Special Olympics
I’m here at the annual Summer Games for Special Olympics Washington at Fort Lewis, where cheers and high-fives are in no short supply.
It’s amazing to see the enthusiasm and effort these athletes put into these games. It’s also amazing to see their families and friends travel from places such as Eastern Washington, Vancouver and Arlington to cheer them on.
In the seating area of the track, various colored tents help identify where these teams are from. I’ve already spotted one team from the South Sound – the Fort Lewis Tigers.
I’ll be posting from these games throughout this sunny Saturday. Stay tuned.