Kaytelynn Richerson jumps out for the early lead and held on to win gold in the 100-meter dash Saturday at Deti Stadium in Laramie. Rebecca Wempen placed 2nd, and Hannah Bonham took 3rd. All three athletes compete for the Riverton Special Olympics team. (LaramieLive.com photo/TOM KOCAL)
LARAMIE – The Gem City was swarming with athletes, as Laramie welcomed the 2019 Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Game participants and their families this past week.
The friendly competition for the Summer Games took place from Thursday through Saturday, May 9-11, at Old Deti Stadium and several other venues in Laramie. Basketball events were held at Corbett Gym, the UW field house, and the Laramie Rec center, with Track and Field events at Deti Stadium. Swimming events were held at Laramie High School.
Awards ceremonies took place immediately after each competition. Every athlete displayed exemplary sportsmanship throughout the event, cheering for every competitor, win or lose. The Elvis Presley-themed Victory Banquet was held at the High School.
Visit sowy.org for more information, or visit the Special Olympics Wyoming Facebook page for updates.