Victory Spring Games Bring Athletes Together
Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer (D-Queens) was pleased to join over 400 Special Olympics athletes from St. Camillus, PSCH, the Salvation Army, TSI and many other Queens groups for the 2009 Victory Spring Games held at Victory Fields at Forest Park on May 9, 2009.
"This was a wonderful event and I was so honored to be able to attend and witness firsthand the athleticism and sportsmanship of these great competitors," said Pheffer.
Opening ceremonies kicked off at 10 a.m. with the parade of athletes and the singing of God Bless America and the National Anthem.
The athlete's oath was then administered and the running of the torch helped declare the games officially opened. Competitions ran all day for various track and field events and the athletes were joined by many volunteers, family members, local dignitaries and spectators cheering them on.