Special Olympics Actively Involving Challenged Youth

Jed Fowles

Blaine Bass, Reporter

The Special Olympics is a great way to get mentally or physically challenged people to be involved in things they love. It gives them opportunities to practice and try skills that they would not get normally.

Athletes are kept active, use motor skills, and are with their friends and members of their teams. It is not overly time consuming, and during competition time it just makes a fun weekend for the athlete and their family.

Rand Reinhold, father of Davis High Senior Hyatt Reinhold, has involved his down syndrome son in special Olympics since he was 8 years old. “Down syndrome athletes are required to have an x-ray before they are allowed to be involved in the games.” he said.  Special Olympics  is a wonderful opportunity for handicapped boys and girls to have fun with others and be happy together.