On a sunny day in Livermore, Special Olympics student-athletes demonstrated their basketball skills for 200 law enforcement officers. Students receiving special education – accompanied by their general education peers – showcased Special Olympics Northern California’s Schools Partnership Program with a Unified basketball game.
The officers cheering them on were gathered in Livermore for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run Kick-Off Conference. Throughout the year, more than 3,000 law enforcement officers from federal, military, state, county and local agencies participate in the Northern California Law Enforcement Torch Run. These officers fundraise to make it possible for Special Olympics athletes to compete and offer the athletes friendship, acceptance and encouragement.
The Unified basketball game was the perfect way to remind the law enforcement officers why they work hard all year for Special Olympics athletes. Special Olympics in the schools is more than just sports, it’s training and educating for life. Thanks to Dublin High’s students for participating and thanks to the officers for helping to make Special Olympics possible!