|Ben receiving his medal.|
As far as Ben goes, he was more excited to have his brother, Logan, visiting. His effort and enthusiasm for the game of bowling was less than stellar. It is the chance I take when I visit Ben at school or any program - his attention is on his family and not the task at hand.
Ben received 2nd Place, he competed against the other two students in his lane. Everyone who participated left with a medal.
I think part of the reason I am misty eyed during these events is that I am warmed by all the people it takes to put this type of thing together for my child (and all those other kids too). Without the assistance of the adult and children volunteers, the event could not have taken place.
Let's not forget Eunice Kennedy Shriver's vision and leadership in making the Special Olympics a reality.