The 44th annual Fresno County Special Olympics track and field competition was held at Fresno City College's Ratcliffe Stadium on Friday.
The opening ceremony got underway at about 9:00 a.m. Friday morning, with over 1,100 athletes, from over 60 different schools competing. All the athletes have been training for over a year. It's not about winning or losing, but competing and having fun.
Organizer Katy Wimsley noted, "It's a high competition, the kids get very competitive, but the first person across the finish line is high-fiving the last person across the finish line, so it really is an awesome thing to see."
Athlete Greg Zaragoza said, "Win or lose, just to know that you did good in your heart, you know."
It was the largest Special Olympic event held in California so far this year.