These athletes deserve recognition
RE: Provincial games coverage
I was very disappointed to open the Monday (July 17) Spectator and not see one word about the Provincial Special Olympic Games held in Peel last week. I noticed an interesting article on a crow in Washington D.C. with one foot but unfortunately nothing about some 790 athletes from across Ontario and all with varying degrees of special needs.
I spent three days cheering on these athletes and to quote a photographer with the games: “It was an amazing humbling, soul cleansing experience.” We all struggle day to day with our own lives but to see these athletes take on their sport and try their hardest to win while never losing sight of one thing … having fun. The team spirit and camaraderie witnessed makes one wonder if these athletes have life figured out while the rest of us struggle to just survive.
The athletes and their coaches are an inspiration to us all and deserved some recognition and coverage. Nancy Josling, Mount Hope