Kentucky Special Olympics holds Region 2 softball tournament in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Special Olympics softball athletes are looking forward to getting to the state tournament in Bowling Green September 10 through 12

Saturday, the Kentucky Special Olympics softball tournament had more than 250 players and 19 different teams taking the field at Marshall Park, and they were all ready to win.

“We work as a team, we play as a team, and we’re going to win as a team,” said Frankfort Lightning player Sarah Romano.

Teams are from all over Central and Northern Kentucky, including teams from Frankfort, Lexington, Madison County, Scott County, Winchester, and Grant County.

“I’m feeling great, I love playing softball, I’ve been playing it for a long time. And I’m excited about winning and going to Bowling Green,” said Frankfort Lightning player Amanda Hutcherson.

The teams vary by experience level and are comprised of players with special needs of all ages, from as young as eight years old to those in their forties and fifties. Some have played for decades, and coaches say watching them grow as players, and as people, is what makes it the most fun.

“To me, the fun part of this is teaching them the game and watching them perform,” said Lexington Jaguars head coach Larry Cook.

Saturday’s winners will decide who goes to Bowling Green.

 

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