Thursday, April 21, 2011

Something Bigger Than Yourself

"What I've experienced today is people connecting through their deeds, gestures, hopes. I think that is the story of the Special Olympics."
Sean Dorman, volunteer in charge of the Global Youth Summit

To start us out we had an incredible send off by our own school!  A pep rally complete with us running in to gymnasium with "Welcome to the Jungle" blaring!  We played the Youtube video from Special Olympics Alaska of the partners club for the entire school to introduce them to what we were doing.  It was perfect! 
We had cake!

Willis attempted to play for money
We Played Basketball
We had Pizza
We Flew the friendly skies
We are Basketball
Saw lots of Flying Wild Alaska!
We Met New Friends
We Ate more pizza
We Played More Basketball
We Ran Races
We Long Jumped
And Jumped
And Jumped
We Tossed Bean Bags
We Visited with Connie's Dad
We Made Our Team Sign
We scootered through the obstacle course
Team Quinhagak
Then we flew to Bethel and participated in the 1st ever Bethel Unified Special Olympics Tournament!  It truly was hands down the best experience this year.  The kids participated in everything from a basketball tournament, long jump, 50 meter dash, bena bag toss, obstacle course and relay race to a shopping trip at the AC, lunch at Front Street Cafe, doing hair, painting nails and wearing formals to the dance.  Our kids and chaperons alike had an absolute blast!  From Friday to Sunday we were running around Bethel Regional High School living it up meeting new people and cheering each other on.
Our Team Sign
We met more new friends

We Got Dressed Up
We Danced the night away

We Laughed
We Danced some more

We Smiled..A lot
We Boogied

We did the Twist and Shout
 We Learned a new line dance

We put our hands in the air
Is this seriously on the menu?
We ate Lunch at Front Street
Special Olympics

 Shout Out To:  Everyone who volunteered to make such an incredible event possible!  Quyanaqvaa!  We appreciate you!
"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."
2 Timothy 4:7


  1. what fun! i love seeing pictures of sweet moses! HAPPY EASTER, rachel...blessings as you finish this leg of your adventures with God. xoxo

  2. Im glad you guys had a blast nice pictures by the way. Go Seahawks!!!!!