Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Josiph Lawson, right, jogs with Goshen High School paraprofessional Dietrich Eitzen as a warm-up to the 100-yard dash finals at the Functional Skills Olympics at Goshen High School on April 23, 2013. The event featured special needs competitors from a variety of Elkhart County Schools that went toe to toe in a variety of sporting events. A similar event for 2014 is planned for Saturday, May 3, at Northridge. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth, File)

Janiyah Bell, in orange, cheers on fellow participants in the Functional Skills Olympics at Goshen High School on April 23, 2013. A similar event is planned for Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Northridge. (Jennifer Shephard/The Elkhart Truth, File)
Special Olympians compete Saturday at Northridge
Posted on May 1, 2014 at 5:35 p.m.

MIDDLEBURY — The Special Olympics of Elkhart County Local Track Meet is slated for Saturday, May 3, at Northridge High School.

About 50 Special Olympians are slated to compete in track, field and bocce events.

They will be paired for the day with about 50 Northridge students, who will help the athletes in transition, according to SOEC coordinator Shailyn Owings.

The meet runs from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m.