The Maricopa Unified School District Special Olympics Track and Field Team participated last weekend in the Special Olympics Arizona summer games at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix.
Twelve athletes – students from Maricopa Elementary School, Maricopa Wells Middle School, Maricopa High School and a home school student – took part in the games.
Coach Pamela Herrera said the team came home with seven gold, seven silver and two bronze medals.
The athletes participated in the following events: standing long jump, 4-by-100 meter relay and softball throw.
In addition to the athletic events, the Olympics provides other fun activities for athletes to enjoy, Herrera said.
“The kids just have a blast,” she said.
To view photos of the event, click “view gallery” below this article’s main photo. All photos are courtesy of Herrera.