Ready, Set... Throw!
Davis Barron, 10, a student at Ledbetter Intermediate School, in Farmington, leans back Friday as he participates in the softball toss during the Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games at the Fayetteville Public Schools track at Ramay Junior High School. Athletes from Benton, Madison and Washington counties competed for the opportunity to play at the state summer games.
“Let me win, but if I cannot win let me be brave in the attempt.”
Farmington’s student athletes for the regional competition for Special Olympics Arkansas walk around the track for the opening ceremonies on Friday morning in Fayetteville. Farmington had 17 student athletes from Ledbetter Intermediate, Lynch Middle School and Farmington High. Athletes competed for the opportunity to advance to the state games at Harding University.
Victor Pacheco, 12, a student at Lynch Middle School in Farmington, receives a medal for the softball throw at the Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games. Lt. Jeff Taylor with Springdale Police Department was one of many law enforcement officers from the area who helped with the games.
Makyah Shockley, 9, a student at George R. Ledbetter Elementary School in Farmington, was one of 17 student athletes from Farmington schools to participate in the Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games at the Fayetteville Public Schools track at Ramay Junior High School. Makyah is seeing how far he can throw the softball.
Student athletes from Lincoln High School stand in their spot for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games, held in Fayetteville on Friday. Lincoln had seven students participating in the games.
Kivwren Tate, left, and Tess Thompson, student athletes from Farmington, take off in the 50-meter race at the Area 3 Games for Special Olympics Arkansas. Kivwren attends Lynch Middle School and Tess is at Ledbetter Intermediate.
Morgan Ramos, a 10th-grader at Farmington High, ran the last leg of the torch relay for Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Spring Games. The competition was held Friday at Fayetteville schools’ track at Ramay Junior High.
Killian Tate, a fourth-grader at Ledbetter Intermediate School, celebrates his silver medal in the softball throw at Special Olympics Arkansas, Area 3 Games.
Morgan Ramos, a student at Farmington High School, participates in the long jump at the Area 3 Spring Games for Special Olympics Arkansas.