Washington Center students, families, friends and staff recently celebrated the 25th annual Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus. Challenge Day is designated as the Special Olympics Developmental Games designed specifically for Washington Center’s students. The Greenville County Recreation Department helps to coordinate and sponsor the event along with community business support. The rousing Parade of Athletes opened the event, welcomed by Dr. Sam Horn, Executive Vice President. WYFF Anchor Geoff Hart emceed the opening ceremonies, followed by adaptive athletic events and carnival town fun. Washington Center students participated in the opening ceremonies: Alumni Gregory Morgan sang the National Anthem and Caitlin Burton lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Daria Jenkins announced the Special Olympic Oath and lit the Flame of Hope. The Awarding of Olympic Medals Ceremony applauded each student’s abilities. The audience was inspired watching the Washington Center students and their dedicated Bob Jones University volunteers celebrate accomplishments during the day’s festivities.
Washington Center students participate in the opening ceremonies of the 2017 Special Olympic Challenge Day on the Bob Jones University campus.