Special Olympics by the numbers


Keith Foutz, publisher of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is presenting a red ribbon to Jensen Harding, Greenville Middle School student, following the 4 x 100 Traditional relay.

Keith Foutz, publisher of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is presenting a red ribbon to Jensen Harding, Greenville Middle School student, following the 4 x 100 Traditional relay.


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Ryan Berry (right), editor of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is shown at the annual Track and Field event for the Darke County Special Olympics program with Lee Hatch, Greenville Elementary student.


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GREENVILLE – The annual special needs school-aged event, Track and Field Day, was held May 10 at the Jennings Track and Field Center. All Darke County schools participated. While Darke County Special Olympics provides year-round sports activities for special needs school aged and adult individuals, the Track and Field day has the greatest school student participation. Here are some of the numbers: 450 – Number of lunches prepared by Lambda Chi Omega, Gamma Epsilon chapter; 370 – Number of special needs students participating; 90 -Number of unified partners (typical students who buddy in a relay event); 100 – Number of volunteers; 30 Number of awards presenters.

Keith Foutz, publisher of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is presenting a red ribbon to Jensen Harding, Greenville Middle School student, following the 4 x 100 Traditional relay.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_KEITH-FOUTZ-WITH-STUDENT-EARLY-BIRD-T-AND-F-2019-web.jpegKeith Foutz, publisher of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is presenting a red ribbon to Jensen Harding, Greenville Middle School student, following the 4 x 100 Traditional relay. Courtesy photo

Ryan Berry (right), editor of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is shown at the annual Track and Field event for the Darke County Special Olympics program with Lee Hatch, Greenville Elementary student.
https://www.dailyadvocate.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2019/05/web1_RYAN-BERRY-EARLY-BIRD-MAY-2019-web.jpgRyan Berry (right), editor of The Early Bird/Daily Advocate is shown at the annual Track and Field event for the Darke County Special Olympics program with Lee Hatch, Greenville Elementary student. Courtesy photo