It was one of those days when everyone went home a winner.
About 30 athletes even had medals to prove it.
They clearly relished their moment in the sun, as they demonstrated their skills in jumping, balancing, running, and kicking a ball during the Special Olympics Showcase at Achievers Day School, in Lutz.
Players from the Tampa Bay Tornadoes arena football team were on hand during the Feb. 26 event, to help out with the special track and field events.
Staffers from Achievers Day School — a private school for children with special needs — also were there to offer help or moral support, as the athletes rounded the bases, or ran on the track, or did their bit to shoot a soccer ball or make an athletic move.
It was an afternoon that gave these young athletes a chance to put into action the motor skills they’ve been developing all year.
And, it wasn’t always easy to tell who was happier — the athletes, or the spectators there cheering on as their favorite athlete showed what he, or she, could do.
Published March 10, 2021