Lacrosse Team Helps at Special Olympics Games

Emilio Giler
Knowledge, Character and Community are the three ideals deeply ingrained in the culture at Montverde Academy. Our boys lacrosse team embraced Community as they volunteered at the Lake County Special Olympics Summer Games, which were recently hosted at Tavares High School.
Lake County Special Olympics serves 767 athletes throughout Lake County by providing year-round sports training and competition to children and adults eight years old and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In the Summer Games, athletes competed in the 50-yard, 100-yard and 220-yard dashes, the 440-meter relay and a half marathon run. Despite the cold weather and windy conditions, the Eagles showed great enthusiasm and supported each participant every step of the way. The student-athletes worked as timers for each of the track and field events and cheered on each participant as they competed in multiple sprinting and long-distance races.
"The team modeled good sportsmanship, displayed positive spirit and offered support for all the athletes," said Brooks Sweet, head lacrosse coach. "It’s events like these where our student-athletes shine when they demonstrate key traits are gained through participation in sports – leadership, discipline, teamwork, patience, and sportsmanship. I was extremely proud of the boys for all of their great effort throughout the event."