The Ellie Bloom Special Olympics event, held on Saturday, 9/29, was a big hit for athletes of all levels of abilities. There were smiles all around!
After the track and field events and the awards ceremony, the NWC served lunch to some 225 athletes and their families and coaches. Thanks to Roche Bros/Sudbury Farms for providing all the food. And, special thanks to NWC members who spent the morning making sandwiches and setting up for the picnic lunch. Marcia Mantell chaired the event this year and appreciated the hard work from members Nan Barber, Donna Meyer, Cat Mayo, Rebecca Wilson, Noreen Burdett, Elaine Oppenheimer, and honorary member and heavy-lifter for the day, husband Dan Mantell.
It took three hours to set up…and only 20 minutes to clear us out of food!
The lunch was a big hit and lots of athletes came back for seconds.
A few photos to show off our efforts.