Kids learn teamwork and responsibility at Special Olympics softb - News, Weather, Sports, Toledo, OH

Kids learn teamwork and responsibility at Special Olympics softball tourney in Oregon

(Source: WTOL) (Source: WTOL)
OREGON, OH (WTOL) -

It’s been a special weekend in Oregon.

Hundreds of kids came from across the state to compete in Ohio’s Special Olympics Softball Tournament.

Eighteen teams from sixteen counties went swinging for the fences.

The winning team will represent Ohio at next year’s Team USA Games in Seattle.

But this event is about more than just balls and strikes.

Kids are taught to be the best they can be but most of all have a fun, competitive day.

“Because it’s a lot of fun playing good and stuff like that. We have a lot of fun out there,” said Special Olympian Brent Miller.

Trent Murphy feels the same.

“Meeting new people and making good plays,” said Murphy.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports.

Right now, 26,0000 Ohio kids and adults with intellectual disabilities are involved.

“I’m really good. I hit a lot  of home runs and score a lot of runs,” said outfielder Ron Lupe.

Special Olympic parent Richard Dennison says the competition helps kids become individuals.

“To mix with people and learn responsibility and to grow as a human being," said Dennison.

A reminder of the Special Olympics motto: ‘Let me win but if I cannot win be brave in the attempt.’

Follow WTOL:  

Download our app here

Copyright 2017 WTOL. All rights reserved.


 

  • Headlines from Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Fulton & Monroe CountiesNewsMore>>

  • Firefighters battle fire at Twin Oaks Lanes bowling alley in west Toledo

    Firefighters battle fire at Twin Oaks Lanes bowling alley in west Toledo

    Saturday, August 18 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-08-18 21:31:27 GMT
    Twin Oaks lanes caught fire on Saturday (Source: WTOL)Twin Oaks lanes caught fire on Saturday (Source: WTOL)

    Firefighters responded to a fire at the Twin Oaks Lanes Bowling Alley in west Toledo on Saturday afternoon. Smoke could be seen coming from the Sylvania Ave. bowling alley just before 5 p.m. 

    More >>

    Firefighters responded to a fire at the Twin Oaks Lanes Bowling Alley in west Toledo on Saturday afternoon. Smoke could be seen coming from the Sylvania Ave. bowling alley just before 5 p.m. 

    More >>
  • Bankruptcy ruling could lead to higher Ohio electric pricing

    Bankruptcy ruling could lead to higher Ohio electric pricing

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:47 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:47:03 GMT
    (Source: First Energy)(Source: First Energy)

    A recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court could mean higher rates for millions of Ohio electricity customers.

    More >>

    A recent ruling in federal bankruptcy court could mean higher rates for millions of Ohio electricity customers.

    More >>
  • Crews responding to injury crash in west Toledo

    Crews responding to injury crash in west Toledo

    Saturday, August 18 2018 1:57 PM EDT2018-08-18 17:57:15 GMT
    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of a crash in west Toledo (Source: Viewer photo)Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of a crash in west Toledo (Source: Viewer photo)

    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of an injury crash in west Toledo.

    More >>

    Toledo police and fire crews are on the scene of an injury crash in west Toledo.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly