Competitions, special performances intensify Chester County Special Olympics – Daily Local

COATSWILLE – The Chester County Special Olympics was held at Coatesville Area Senior High School in Coatesville on May 13th. The event, primarily organized by the Chester County Intermediate, brought together students, families, volunteers and sponsors from across the county for an exciting competition day.

More than 1,200 student-athletes from both Chester County public and private schools have registered for the games, which were last held in 2019. The day began with an opening ceremony that included performances by parents, cheerleaders and local performers who successfully spun the crowd for the event. The students had a great time competing with their peers, and enjoyed a day dedicated to entertainment and games.

Pictured from left to right: Susan Mateka, director of the CCIU Center for Child Development and Careers; Jennifer Williams, CCDC Deputy Director; and Nancy Young, CCDC Deputy Director. (PHOTOS)

Debbie Phillips, a CCIU health and education teacher and lead event organizer, was delighted with the turnout. Phillips said: “We always want to give students the opportunity to experience something like this. We just want everyone to go feeling successful. That is our goal. “

To ensure that the event went smoothly, students of the Technical College High School (TCHS) provided assistance in technology and safety. Students from the Criminal Justice and Police Sciences program provided security for the event, including parking assistance and crowd monitoring. In addition, CCIU IT staff conducted a live broadcast of the event for those who were unable to attend.

The efforts of many organizations have not gone unnoticed. This year’s event was supported by more than 200 volunteers and dozens of sponsors who helped hold the event. Phillips shared, “We have great sponsors and volunteers in the county. They are so generous. “

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