Athletes compete at State Special Olympics
By Carolyn Lee
The Imperial Republican
Special Olympians Eddie Lopez and Samantha Oxford of Imperial participated in the 2015 Special Olympics, held in Omaha May 21-23.
Lopez earned seventh place in the Men’s 4Kg Shot Put. He also placed fourth in the Men’s Division 15, 50 meter run.
Oxford earned a gold medal in the Division 4F Tennis Ball Throw. She also earned a silver medal in the Division F1 25 meter walk.
The team participated in the Health Athletes program, including “Opening Eyes,” “Special Smiles,” “FUNFitness,” “Healthy Hearing” and “Health Promotions.”
The Chase County Special Olympics team will soon enter the golf season on Tuesday nights.
Anyone wishing to participate with the athletes or be a mentor may contact Stephanie Rau or Tara Oxford.
Oxford said “We are always looking for other kids to help these athletes or just to cheer them on.”