Winners and good spirit abound at Special Olympics Alaska
Special Olympics Alaska finished its fall tournament with a flourish on Sunday. After a weekend of competition and sportsmanship, the medal ceremony took place at the Health and Wellness Center in Anchorage.
"The love that we receive from the athletes for just being who we are, we get to give back to them for just being who they are," said Captain Barry Wilson of the Alaska State Troopers, and a bocce ball official. "Law enforcement has a long history with Special Olympics. We get lots and lots of activity, lots and lots of engagement. And it just makes us feel good and we get to give that back."
One of those in the medal line was Joe Lane, a silver winner in bocce ball.
"We definitely put our hearts out there, we did all that we had to do and make effort and try hard. I think it's been a good game this year," he said.
Just place a big "W" over the building. Special Olympics keeps turning them out. In addition to bocce ball, golfers also headed for the greens at the Anchorage Golf Course.