A group of employees from SMDC/ARSTRAT volunteered to assist with the 41st Special Olympics at Milton Frank Stadium in Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 14.
More than 350 Madison County special needs athletes competed in events such as a 50-meter run, a long jump, a softball throw, and other track and field events.
Each competitor was teamed with at least one escort to make sure the athlete made it to his or her scheduled event on time. The escorts also cheered for their athletes and gave hugs or high-fives upon completion of events.
Every athlete was recognized by taking their place on the winners' platform and receiving a ribbon for their accomplishments.