On Saturday, June 25, the Morrow County Cougars delegation faced Hancock County in the 2016 State Summer Games Special Olympics volleyball tournament. They took two out of three games to put the Cougars in the championship match with Henry County.
In the first game the locals won 25-12, and the second games they lost a close contest, 25-19. The third and decisive game found the Cougars on top, 15-6, good enough to take top honors in the Modified Blue Division volleyball tournament, and bring home a Gold medal for Morrow County.
Several new athletes to the Morrow County Special Olympics Volleyball Team participated in the State games in Columbus over the weekend of June 24– 26. This was the 46th annual Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games held on the campus of The Ohio State University.
Special Olympics is a year-round training and competition program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 2,700 competitors from across the state converged on the Jesse Owens Stadium on Friday, June 24, for a colorful Opening Ceremonies.
Morrow County was represented well by these athletes, and can be very proud of their hard word in preparation for this great event.
The Morrow County Board of Developmental Disabilities is very proud of its Special Olympic Athletes and encourages any one interested in participating or helping with Special Olympics to call Don Barchus, at 419-947-7045, extension #309.
Morrow County team during Opening Ceremonies (left to right): Ellen Chipman, Darren Authement, Beau Seaburn, Cody Newsome, Brandon White, Cody Cover, Mellissa Dickison, Jason Pryor, Chad Wogan, Matt Ohler, Josh Stuber and Logan Dillon.