Posted on Jun 25, 2011 under Company News
In 1968, the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation created Special Olympics. Since then it has become the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For these individuals, sports and physical activities are the quickest, surest road to good health, personal growth, and self-confidence. Being always told "You can't do it," Special Olympics says "You can do it. All you need is a chance."
Many people know that Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.
18 athletes served by Bost, Inc. participated in the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 20-22 hosted by Harding University. Opening ceremonies were held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 20, and activities last through closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22. Events include aquatics, bocce ball, power lifting, softball, flag football, golf, track and field athletics, and wheelchair competitions. The Bost athletes focused on the track and field events and took home 11 Gold, 14 Silver, and 6 Bronze medals as well as 3 4th Place and 2 5th Place finishes!