Photo Credit: Freddie B. Photography™
Long Beach Marina was active with coaches, athletes, spectators and press, all awaiting announcements of today’s winners of the Special Olympics 200 meter kayaking competition. Germany, Greece, Costa Rica, Russia, Great Britain, Israel, Macau, Ireland, Hellas, and Exarchopoulos Tsigante were the countries that participated in this event. Once everyone was gathered in front of the award staging, the fanfare began and there was not a dry eye in the house. Freddie Bommer, photographer for SpecialNeed.com was there to capture those shining moments when all the hard work, perseverance, and patience paid off for these unique individuals. Anyone witnessing this in person knows full well when I say that witnessing a Special Olympics event touches your heart in an endearing way. The athletes themselves really are the true “heroes” of our modern times and they know just how precious every moment in life really is.
There are Special Olympics all over the world. Anyone interested in having their child or family member benefit from them please visit the official international website. Everyone deserves a chance to live their dreams and the Special Olympics will give them that opportunity.