Recognizing a Special Group of Athletes

Local News

A special group of athletes are gathering to celebrate their accomplishments.

It was an end of the year party for Muskingum County’s Special Olympic athletes, held outside of Starlight School.

Starlight School Recreation/Leisure Specialist, Sandy Knicely, says the event combines athletes from about five different sports.

There was food, games, giveaways, and an awards ceremony.

“Recognition for them. That’s what it’s all about, ” says Knicely.

This is the second year Zanesville’s Masonic Lodge of Amity #5 helped supply the food and cook for the event.

“We’re trying to keep coming back and keep building this and doing a really good job for everybody to show the athletes that we really appreciate them. They are doing a good job, and they’re doing something wonderful, ” says Masonic Lodge of Amity #5’s Chad Bonifield.

More than 110athletes showed up for the end of the year party this evening.