“I love being a part of it, to see the smile on the kids’ faces is what we really do it for,” Coach Justin Garrison said.
Coaches and students volunteered to help these special needs athletes have a chance to compete in different events. Their family and friends were in the crowd cheering them on. Athletes competed in the following competitions: softball toss, arrow throw, shot put, wheelchair relay, and the 100 meter relay.
“Today was an amazing experience, It’s neat to see all the kids so excited about running and participating in what they love to do,” Coach Alana Lara said.
Food was donated to this event and all materials for the events by District 6 Coordinator Rachell Baldwin and her team. “I love working with these students. I started out as a volunteer and have been doing it for 3 years now,” Baldwin said.
The Kool Kats relay means a lot to the kids and volunteers who are involved. “We just love doing what we do. It is more than a job. It’s something we looked forward to doing every day,” Coach John Prater said.