State School Sponsored Special Olympics

More than 100 East Texas athletes took home gold, silver, and bronze medals in the annual Special Olympics Friday in Lufkin.

The event was a make-up day for the Area 7 Spring games that got rained out earlier. The athletes took part in several sports including standing long-jump, wheelchair events, and softball throw.

Special Olympian Sharlene said, "I've been running and I've been doing the softball throw and I did a long jump."

More than 130 athletes from across East Texas took part in the Special Olympics hosted by the Lufkin State School.