The Special Olympics had their baseball game on Sunday, August 12, starting with a barbecue lunch and then the game began at 1 pm on the hot and muggy day.
Don Cameron one of the Special Olympics Coaches said, "A lot of people came out because it's too hot to cook inside, so they came and had the barbecue with us and stayed for the game. We appreciate that."
Although the heat did affect the turn out compared to last years numbers they still had a good number of spectators. The teams consisted of six Special Olympians and six law enforcement players and there was a total of twelve Olympians and twelve law enforcement. There were quite a few home runs and a few outs, but the overall game was fun for all the players and spectators.
There was a 50/50 draw as well and the fundraiser money from that goes to the special Olympic team to purchase sports equipment for them to use as well to help pay their trip to other Special Olympic activities that are out of town. Their teams were in Regina on July 21 for a special Olympic game and out of the four teams that went three came home with medals.
Cameron added that they wanted to thank everyone for coming out and spending the afternoon with them.