Lake Travis Lacrosse Volunteers with Texas Special Olympics

Lake Travis Lacrosse Volunteers with Texas Special Olympics

Hallie Ungerson, Reporter

Girl’s Lacrosse Team Volunteers at the Special Olympics

Last month, the Lake Travis Girls Lacrosse Team went out to Highland Lanes in Austin to volunteer and help out at the 2016 Special Olympics Winter Games.

The Special Olympics is a way to provide sports training and and athletic competition for adults and children with intellectual disabilities, giving them a chance to “develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

They arrived at 7:30 A.M and spent the rest of the morning helping out with the games.

“What’s a better way for an athletic team to volunteer than at the Special Olympics?” Coach Don Avena said.

“It was really fantastic to see these wonderful people with special needs to do the best they can do.”

Overall the team had a great time helping out, and it was, “an uplifting experience that we all enjoyed,” said team member Olivia Riden.