Keeping the silent sports community informed and self propelled.
Able-bodied athletes have something to learn from participants in the Special Olympics Winter Games, held in Traverse City, Mich., last weekend.
As Kimberly Purdy, spokeswoman for Special Olympics Michigan, told the Leader and Kalaskian, “Our athletes have faced adversity all of their lives. The weather doesn’t get them down. They just adjust to it, and we adjust with them."
Purdy said a couple of the endurance events had to be shortened because of the weather, no event was canceled. The games included alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, figure skating and speed skating.