Letter: Special Olympians deserve recognition
It is with great disappointment that I did not see coverage in the Bristol Phoenix of the Special Olympics State Games held at the University of Rhode Island a couple weeks ago. There are so many recognitions in the paper of our young people and athletes, as there should be. Our youth need to be encouraged by their community.
I am the proud mother of a Special Olympics athlete. His name is Harry and he is a wonderful child who has worked very hard throughout the year to prepare for these games. He won a gold medal this year in the 100 meter dash. Win or lose, these children cheer each other on. The coaches are great; they put so much time and effort into these children. It is truly a labor of love. Anyone attending these games would walk away with the biggest smile. These kids are great!
I hope you would please consider this next time. With so much negative news these days, don't you think our community would enjoy reading something so positive and uplifting.
308 State St.