The West Region Special Olympics of Nebraska Track Meet was held at the Physical Activities Center at Chadron State College on Saturday, April 6. The Chadron Team hosted the event. Paul Kruger of Gordon participated with the Chadron Rattlers Team. Paul won three first place ribbons for his division in the Softball Throw, 100 Meter Sprint, and as a member of the unified team in the 4 x 100 Meter Relay.
Special Olympics Nebraska has over 5,000 athletes with teams in over 110 communities in the state. Special Olympics is an international organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics serves nearly 3.5 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 programs in more than 170 countries. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.