Nathan Walker, Daniel Jessen, Thomas Lamberton in the sack race.
Nathan Walker, Daniel Jessen, Thomas Lamberton in the sack race. Brenda Strong

Endeavour Foundation hosts mini Olympics fun day

IF YOU thought all of the Olympic action was over for 2012, you were wrong.

Yesterday the Endeavour Foundation hosted its fifth annual mini Olympics to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the International Day of People with Disability on Monday.

Endeavour Gladstone service co-ordinator Tanya Taylor said disability services from throughout the region took part in activities during the day.

"Everyone had a great time," Taylor said.

Held at Meteors Sports Club Oval, the events included boomerang throwing, tug of war, hula hoop toss, water bomb shot put, egg and spoon races, paper plane making and flying and table top bowls.

Taylor said it was an important day not only to recognise the International Day of People with Disability, but to celebrate ability.

"Everyone has different abilities," she said.

"It's just about how we show them."

It was also a good way to encourage keeping fit and healthy.

"It's about promoting alternative ways to get physical activity," she said.

Thomas Lamberton had a great day not only taking first place in the sack race, but first place in the egg and spoon as well.

Lamberton, who works at the Endeavour workshop, said this was his fourth mini Olympics and he was enjoying the activities.

"I'm looking forward to meeting some more people," Lamberton said.