Summer Games 1968

After volunteering at the St. Louis State School and Hospital throughout my Senior year in High School, a group of us continued to do so in the summer. We heard about the "Special Olympic Games" in Chicago, but couldn't afford to go, so we did our own. We had the 50 yd. Dash, the Softball Throw and the Standing Long jump with homemade ribbons for awards. At my Class Reunions, my classmates are not surprised to learn that I made a career of Therapeutic Recreation and have been a volunteer with Special Olympics since it's inception.