Special Olympics athletes off to games in Stillwater

posted May 16, 2018, 3:52 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 16, 2018, 3:57 PM ]
Off to state
Well-wishers celebrated the district’s Special Olympics athletes early on Wednesday morning, May 16. They gathered in the Phillips Field House at Bartlesville High School for a send-off of about two dozen participants to the state games in Stillwater from May 16-19.

Bon Bennett, a coach for the multiple-state-championships Cross Country teams, introduced each athlete, using celebratory nicknames as he is known for.

The poms and band were there to support the students, who had a brief huddle after the introductions and later filed out through the Bruin blow-up mascot to their bus, with a police escort leading them through town to the games.