Special Olympics: Once Again Victorious in Giles County!
PULASKI, Tenn. (4/2) - The Special Olympics of Giles County is held at the Giles County High School every year. Martin Methodist College has about twenty staff members along with seventy five student/athletes to volunteer to help with this event. The Special Olympics is a great opportunity for all student/athletes to display and share their Champions of Character skills that they have acquired over the years. They show all children how to RESPECT the other participants, how to be RESPONSIBLE for their own actions, how to be a strong LEADER for everyone, how to have great INTEGRITY, and to show the importance of SPORTSMANSHIP.
The Special Olympics provides year round training and athletic competition to more than 2.25 million people with intellectual disabilities in more than 160 countries. Coach Royce Hughes, Senior Women’s Administrator for Martin Methodist College, stated that “Special Olympics is a day that is so exciting for all of us. It provides the opportunity of the students of MMC to come together and share with the students of Giles County that will always be remembered and treasured. I can't believe that this year was my last year as Event Director. I will pass the torch onto someone else here at Martin Methodist that will be honored to carry on this great tradition of ours”. Hughes started with the Special Olympics in the early 1980’s and immediately involved Martin students in planning, organizing, and conducting the event which still holds strong today.
The MMC student/athletes had a great time in assisting the children and they learn more about themselves and the importance of others in the process, stated MMC Director of Athletic Marketing, Brynn Wade. “This is one of the most exciting times of the year for Martin Methodist College and we look forward to participating each year.