Saturday, April 12, 2014

Area 17 Special Olympics

It's that time of year and we are so excited that we got to go this year.  (Last year there was an 'oops' and the scores for our school didn't get entered :( It was really disappointing)

We woke up at 6 am, ate left over KFC and headed to Conway.
College girls hold the signs for the different teams to get the athletes to line up in the correct order.

We got there right at 8:15 and Poncho and Brittany were there too.

 Let's get this party started!
Later, Shawn and Chance showed up too.
Good thing Shawn is a good sport because Canyon is really attached to that kid.
Of course Canyon has to get a picture with another pretty girl.  Miss University, McKenzie, was the one who officially started the games after the march in.

Canyon went from the Tennis Ball Toss straight to the Shot Put.  Because Shawn was doing the Shot Put.  He bypassed the Soft Ball Throw. 

Here is Shawn and wow that boy can push that ball!
Canyon and Shawn were not classified together so they were not in competition.

Here is Canyon's warm up throw with the yellow ball. 
Not too bad!

The game ball is bigger and heavier and his first throw...not so great.
Better on the second throw (you can see it in the house line).
And even better on the 3rd try!
Next event, with a 20 minute bathroom and snack break, was the Standing Long Jump.  I think this has always been his favorite.

1st jump.
 2nd jump.
 3rd is the best again!
 3rd Place goes to Canyon in the Shot Put!
 1st Place for the Standing Long Jump!!
We had a great time and luckily the weather held out.  It was overcast, windy, and chilly, but no rain :)

SO proud of this boy:)

After Special Olympics we headed to shop (when in Conway, one must shop!) And then to Buffalo Wild Wings for late lunch.

Way to go Canyon and the Apaches!
In a week or 2 we will get to know if Canyon qualified for State!  

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