SPECIAL OLYMPICS SUPERSTAR
weeks ago we received news that Keisha Rout had been nominated to go to
Seattle, Washington as a Special Olympics 2018 track athlete. Well that
nomination has come true. Keisha has been selected to be on the track team.
She will attend one (maybe two) athletic camps in Bloomington prior to the
2018 event. Transportation and cost of these camps would be paid by Special
Olympics. After completion of camp she would then fly to Seattle, Washington
with other athletes and some Special Olympic coaches from this area that she
will meet at camp. Airfare and all expenses again will be paid by Special
Olympics and all she would need would be spending money. Keisha has never
been on an airplane and is very excited about it. My guess is she will fly
out of O’Hare in Chicago. I told her to get a window seat and enjoy every
minute of the flight. Congratulations, Keisha!
Four men from Elm City Center, Gary
Crawley, Eldon Dixon, Travis Hamm and Vincent Lobby traveled to
Bismarck, North Dakota with the Wolverine’s Slow-Pitch Softball Team to
participate in an Invitational Slow-Pitch Softball Tournament on August 18,
19 and 20, 2017. The tournament consists of 32 teams from across the United
States, Canada and the Caribbean. The Wolverine’s consists of players from
the Jacksonville area as well as Decatur, Lewistown, Beardstown and
Greenfield. They are sponsored by Pathway Services and sanctioned through
the Illinois Special Olympics. Elm City Center supports the local Special
Olympics by providing practice sites for Special Olympics Softball as well
as Soccer. Good luck to these athletes as they represent Illinois!