355 special education students from across the South Plains enjoyed a day full of physical activity, food, and comradery.
Peoples Bank Stadium buzzed with activity on Wednesday morning. 545 people, including 190 volunteers, participated in the Region 17 Special Education Field Day.
Participants played their way through 18 ability inclusive field day events including football drills complete with pads and helmets, giant frisbee, foot races, hula hoop ring toss, and more.
Doug Smith, Director of Public Education for Frenship ISD, was excited about Frenship ISD hosting the Region 17 Special Education Field Day for the first time.
“The relationships that you start to build with the kids, staff, and other school districts are a really big part of what we’re doing here today,” explained Smith.
“Most importantly, it’s just a fun day for these kids and our community to get out and have a good time together,” said Smith.
Refreshments and a cookout style lunch, provided by Lifetouch Photography and United Supermarkets, were cooked by volunteers from Texas Tech University to finish off the exciting day.
Samuel Berrios, a volunteer from Texas Tech Reserve Officers Training Corps, thoroughly enjoyed seeing all of the students have so much fun.
“It was an awesome experience to spend time with these wonderful kids,” said Berrios.
See the gallery below for an inside look of the Region 17 Special Needs Field Day.