Special Olympians Take the Field at Baldwin High School

Determination, perseverance and smiles on display at the high school stadium.

400 Special Olympians from all over the Greater Pittsburgh area are converging on Baldwin High School in the South Hills of Pittsburgh today, to compete in the Special Olympics Allegheny County Summer Games.

Olympians will compete in various track and field events, staffed by volunteers of all ages from the region. Eric Jankoski, Transition Coordinator at Baldwin High School, says volunteers come back year after year.

"The memories you make from this event are beyond rewarding."

Superintendent Dr. Randal A. Lutz says the district is glad to be able to host the competitors and their families. "Their determination and perseverance is a lesson that never loses its impact on me, no matter how many times I've seen the triumphant expression of a victory or the self-satisfied smile after a competitor knows they've given 100% effort."

Baldwin actually has a Special Olympics Club. Click here to read more about it.

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