Lincoln-Way to host Special Games in MarchThursday, January 25, 2018
On Thursday, March 8, 2018, Lincoln-Way Central will host the 17th annual Special Games in the field house from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Schools participating include: Bradley Bourbonnais, Bolingbrook, Andrew, Sandburg, Stagg, Homewood-Flossmoor, Joliet, Lockport, Lincoln-Way Central, Lincoln-Way East and Lincoln-Way West.
The Special Games were established in 2002 with the intent to provide athletes with special needs the opportunity to compete against other area high schools. The event, which began with six high schools and 150 athletes, has evolved into a spectacular, daylong extravaganza involving 11 high schools and 400 athletes.
“The energy and excitement the day brings is inspiring to everyone who participates,” says Director of Special Services, Mary Harrison.
Each school strategically plans for the chance to win the coveted traveling Spirit Stick. The winning school also receives a banner to hang with pride in their school gym or field house. “We look forward to another year of spirited competition between the schools,” says Harrison.
Those who wish to support the Special Games can dine at participating Panera restaurants on Friday, February 2, 2018. Panera restaurants participating include: Bolingbrook (855 E Boughton Road), Frankfort (11069 W Lincoln Highway) or Tinley Park (7212 W 191st Street). Customers should print or show an electronic version of the flyer to the cashier; a portion of the proceeds from each sale will benefit the Special Games.