Starlight Athletes Receive Funding for State Competition

POSTED BY: Courtney Wheaton
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 06:17 PM

A pep rally was held at Starlight School to celebrate nine special Olympic athletes who will be going to states this June.

To make this happen, area masons donated $600 to help fund their big trip to Columbus where they will compete at the Ohio State University.

" All that money basically helps to fund state events and it costs $140 per athlete and per person. So we have coaches going also as well as volunteers and so nobody pays a thing so we have to fund all that stuff through fundraisers, so the masons have really chipped in and helped a lot," said Sandy Drenten, Leisure Specialist.

The athletes will participate in a variety of sports throughout the weekend including track and field and basketball. The student have been working hard to prepare for the competition.

" Practices are now for states will be held Wednesday afternoon, we do the running, the softball throwing, just kind of walking and being in shape because it is a very long weekend," said Drenten.

The state competition will take place on June 27, 28 and 29 and we wish them luck on their exciting journey.  

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