Special Olympics hosts Area 5 Track and Field Meet in Bowling Green

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Special Olympics Kentucky Area 5 Track and Field meet returned to Bowling Green High School in Bowling Green on Saturday. The Area 5 Meet included more than 125 athletes from Allen, Barren, Christian, and Warren counties.

This is the first of four weekends of the Special Olympics area track and field season, which concludes May 14 in Louisville.

The Area 5 Track and Field meet was one of eight regional meets held statewide this year. In all, more than 900 athletes with intellectual disabilities throughout the state are expected to participate in area track and field competitions this year.

“We always want to create an atmosphere that celebrates these athletes to give them the same amount of recognition that any athlete in our community gets,” Cameron Levis said. “We want them to feel like athletes that are recognized in our community for being athletes that are amazing at what they do, that can accomplish great things. We want to celebrate that every year. So that’s our goal when we come together is just to celebrate the amazing things that our athletes in the Special Olympics movement can do.”