Whitman Hosts Thousands For Special Olympics

HUNTINGTON STATION, New York, May 7

BY: Andrew Wroblewski

Parents, coaches, officials and athletes made up the thousands of those in attendance on Sunday as Walt Whitman High School hosted the annual Special Olympics New York (SONY) Spring Games North.

The opening ceremony to the Special Olympics New York (SONY) Spring Games North  are hosted on the turf field of Walt Whitman High School on Sunday. (Photo by Steve Bartholomew)
The opening ceremony to the Special Olympics New York (SONY) Spring Games North are hosted on the turf field of Walt Whitman High School on Sunday. (Photo by Steve Bartholomew)

The day consists of track and field and tennis events and was made possible by hundreds of volunteers – which were assembled by Joe Arcuri, a junior varsity softball coach for Whitman.

This was the first time Whitman played host to the Special Olympics games, which had participation from intellectually disabled athletes ages 6 and up hailing from all over Long Island.

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Originally published: Long Islander News: The Long Islander
(Thursday, May 7, 2015;  A42)

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