By Justin Udo
CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) – More than 200 young athletes gathered at Woodrow Wilson High School in Camden, New Jersey on Friday to participate in the 15th annual Unified Special Olympics.
Half of the children participating have special needs and disabilities, and the other half are their non-disabled peers.
Charita Cooper is the Supervisor of Special Services at the event. She says the kids have been working with each other and volunteers over the last 4 weeks:
“They taught the children anti-bullying rules and how to get along and accept other that are different and they help one another.”
This event was a chance for them to put what they learned into action.
“Teach them how to run fast, throw further, jump longer and have fun,” this participant said
“The thing I enjoyed is people having good sportsmanship, being a good sport.” adds this participant.
The event gave the kids a chance to show off their track-and-field skills, participate in a softball throw, play basketball and compete in a soccer game.