This event was first held in 1969 in Indianapolis making the summer games among the exiting games and the largest games concerning Special Olympics. This event brings together over 2500 athletes, 1100 coaches, and nearly over 1200 volunteers assist in actualizing this day. Apart from the fierce competitions, there are normally Olympic-styled ceremonies running a torch, a complete Olympic town, and health festivals among other fun-filled activities.
From attending this event, I realized that it does not take the effort of one person to bring together such an event but unity of purpose from similar minded people save the day for all. It emphasized that the physically challenged also must be given room to enjoy and participate in any activity besides the pitch and that we must accept them for who they are, get into their shoes. The best of all lessons is that we must offer them the opportunity to create new social circles, learn and create new skills despite their challenges.