Recently, the Portage Stampeders Special Olympics Team showcased their athletic prowess in a Track and Field Competition, with each athlete earning a well-deserved ribbon. 

One of the coaches, Deanna Talbot, says it was a fun day for everyone. 

"The athletes did wonderful; they competed hard, made new friends, and showed great sportsmanship. So, All in all, it is a wonderful day."

Talbot says that seeing the whole crowd and teammates give support is such a massive part of the sports the team plays. 

"It's it's remarkable. It's really what sports is all about, and I encourage everyone to get a chance to go and watch a Special Olympics event because it shows how they mix and mingle with each other. They compete hard, but at the end of the day, they're having fun, and that's the most important thing."

The coach says the team is looking forward to competing in many more events, one of which is right around the corner. 

"So on Tuesdays from six to seven, we meet at Crescent View. We'll be doing some basketball and preparing for a tournament later this month, and then we'll be moving outdoors to practice some track and field to prepare for an outdoor track meet in June. "

The stampeders are looking for more athletes of all ages and abilities and a few more volunteers to help. If you want to get involved, contact the club.