OEC and Touchstone Energy Co-ops Volunteer, Sponsor Special Olympics Kentucky
More than 1,400 athletes and hundreds of coaches and family members participated in stirring competitions during the 2018 Special Olympics State Summer Games at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.
Owen Electric and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives once again proudly sponsored the games, which took place from June 1-3. The Summer Games included competitions in track and field, swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, bocce and flag football.
Sixty co-op friends and family volunteered, making it an unforgettable day.
“We were truly inspired by the joy and determination of these special competitors,” said Whitney Duvall, Owen Electric spokesperson. “They showed courage and gave each event their best. We are proud to support them and the communities we serve.”
The state Summer Games are the Kentucky Special Olympics’ largest competition of the year. This year celebrated “50 Years of Hustle and Heart.” Each athlete qualifies through participation at a regional or area-level event.
The statewide Summer Games began with opening ceremonies that featured a parade of athletes and entertainment.