Being Special

Bocce with Missy and Coach Gibby
Bocce with Missy and Coach Gibby

This past Saturday I cheered my daughter onto the win of two gold medals and a bronze at the Western Pennsylvania Special Olympics Summer Games. She is one of 450 athletes to compete in track and field, bocce and golf at Baldwin High School.

It is quite the event with the support of hundreds of coaches, family members, and volunteers encouraging each athlete to do her very best. There is always something guaranteed to bring a smile to my face along with tears to my eyes.

The most impressive group of volunteers for Special Olympics is the Law Enforcement officers. They have two great events: The Polar Plunge and The Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Next month, Iz, her teammates, and 2,000 other athletes from across the state will go to the Summer Games at Penn State University in State College. What a glorious event for our athletes!


Published by SilkQuilt

Pittsburgh-based fiber artist, Louise Silk, creates art that combines aesthetics and functionality with meaning and memories. From the influence of a 1972 MS Magazine article to the current SILKDENIM label, her quilt experiences culminate in a display of her particular capacity to use her patchwork skills to piece together just about anything into an aesthetic meaningful whole.

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