Students with special needs from Walla Walla, College Place and Dayton school districts will make history May 22 at the Dave Klicker Track as they compete in the first annual Walla Walla Valley Day of Champions track and field meet. This fun and inspiring event hosted by the Walla Walla Public Schools’ Special Education Department begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m. Students will compete in a variety of events with the support of Wa-Hi ASB Leadership students, cheerleaders and other Wa-Hi students serving as “peer buddies.” District office staff will be on campus supporting the event in a variety of roles.
Area firefighters from Local Union 404 will be on campus with a fire truck, which will serve as a backdrop for a photo station to capture the moment. Parent and community leader Lawson Knight is volunteering as the event announcer and Sweet Lou from the Walla Walla Sweets Baseball team will be on campus to join in the fun. Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks for donating two Pete Carroll signed footballs which will be given to the Most Inspirational Athlete and the Most Involved Peer Mentor. All participants will receive medals of achievement and t-shirts.
“This event is an opportunity to showcase the abilities of our students,” said WWPS Special Education Director Libby Thompson. “By giving them a day to shine while having fun, all students, staff and families are empowered.”
PHOTO - Libby Thompson