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HB Elks sponsor 96 students in Anderson Special Olympics

by: Christie Rogers
Published: May 30, 2023



HUNTINGTON BEACH...The Huntington Beach Elks Lodge #1959 has sponsored 96 athletes participating in this year's 10th annual Anderson Special Olympics. Matching T-shirts were purchased by the HB Elks for each team. The HB Elks also volunteered, along with local police and 6th grade general education peers, as coaches and assistants, by helping athletes rotate and participate in the games.

Anderson Special Olympics is an annual event held in honor of 4 students who have passed away. This year's event was celebrated with students of varying levels of special needs as athletes, who came together from schools throughout the Westminster School District, to compete in the Anderson Special Olympics.

The Board President and Principal opened the event with a special note. Next the Westminster High School Drum-line and Johnson Middle School Spirit Squad (a cheer team of students with special needs) performed.

The running of the torch was led by Aaliyah Rico, sister of Justin Rico, one of the honorees. The event concluded with all the athletes receiving gold medals for their excellence in participation. Photo:HBElks


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