Last month Henry County’s Special Olympics Team took part in the Special Olympics 2012 Winter Games, earning several medals in the weekend long competition.
More than 78 athletes and partners traveled to Cobb County to compete in Georgia’s annual Special Olympics Winter Games. Henry County athletes competed in floor hockey, team skills basketball, individual basketball skills, traditional basketball and unified basketball. The team also had Special Olympic Cheerleaders that helped to cheer them on to victory.
According to Terry Nash, Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator, the Henry County athletes won a gold medal in Unified Basketball, a bronze medal in floor hockey, earned fourth place in traditional basketball, and two Henry County teams placed third and fourth in team skills basketball. Several individual athletes also won medals in various competitions.