A Special Day for All at the Special Olympics

Published by Will Cuper

The Highlands Consulting Team and their families spent Saturday morning giving back to the community by volunteering at Special Olympics Northern California’s Spring Games Competition.

The Spring Games were held at the Roseville Aquatics Center and featured swimming, track, and tennis competitions with athletes from across the greater Sacramento region. The Highlands Consulting crew helped with tennis events, serving as linesmen, helping administer individual skill events, and presenting medals.

Special Olympics Northern California’s mission is to provide athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling confidence needed to succeed in life. Working with the athletes and supporting the games proved rewarding for the entire team.

“The sportsmanship on display was incredible,” said Nikki Angle. “I loved the athletes’ reactions when they received their medals – their smiles were infectious.”

“The athletes’ commitment was inspirational, and I loved seeing the warm and encouraging support from their coaches,” added Michele Rickey-Pidd.

“I was amazed by the tremendous sportsmanship exhibited by all competitors: players rooted for each other, they congratulated each other after each match with high fives, hugs, and handshakes, and they always thanked the scorers and line judges,” said Eric Norton. He added, “We could all learn from the example they set.”

Visit Special Olympics Northern California’s website to learn how you can contribute, as well as our Giving Back page to learn about our involvement with other charitable organizations. And click on our pictures below!