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Special Olympics a great experience Special Olympics a great experience

The Enumclaw Middle School FOR (Friends of Rachel) Club had an amazing experience with the Enumclaw Special Oly-mpics on Thursday, Feb. 2. We wanted to help out at this event because of inspiration from Rachel’s Challenge.

We collected 23 links that night. There were some very special links that stood out to us about the event. One person wrote, “Thanks to the lady who gave up her seat in the first row so that my daughter and her son (who’s in a wheelchair) could enjoy the game tonight.”

Also, the FOR Club helped with preparation by handing out brochures and holding the door open, as well as making signs of motivation for our athletes. I thought everyone was so encouraging and positive towards both teams.

I learned a lot about all the amazing participants, all working together, cheering each other on, with big smiles on their faces.

I thought the event was so great, and seeing everyone’s thoughtful and mindful assistance toward every person was so inspiring! I loved seeing the community all come together to support the kids.

I’m astonished by the effect of Rachel’s Challenge in our schools and community. I hope the chain of the deliberate acts of kindness and compassion will continue to advance and affect society on a daily basis.

Bella Grosso, eighth grade

Enumclaw Middle School

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