Lincoln-Way to Host Annual Special GamesFriday, January 18, 2019
On Thursday, March 7, Lincoln-Way will host the 18th annual Special Games in the Lincoln-Way Central 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 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 Special Games Co-Chair Mary Harrison.
Each team competes in a number of sporting events for the chance to win various team awards and the coveted traveling Spirit Stick. The winning school also receives a banner to hang with pride in their school gym or field house.
Those who wish to support the Special Games can dine at participating Panera restaurants on Wednesday, February 6. Panera restaurants participating include: Frankfort (11069 W Lincoln Hwy.), Lockport (16477 W. 159th Street), and Tinley Park (7204 West 191st St.) 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.