Push on for more athletes to join Special Olympics
CATCHING up with his mates at Gladstone Special Olympics, Paul Rahme could not have been happier.
The basketballer and soccer player, however, is keen for more people to come along and join in the fun.
The Gladstone Special Olympics come-and-try day at the PCYC on Saturday attracted 15 people, and while those there had a ball, there were not many new faces among them.
"It is good to do something and play games too," Mr Rahme said. "We are all very good friends and it is great to teach them more and more."
Those on hand spent the morning playing indoor soccer and basketball, lining up against each other and the helpers.
Organiser Debbie Knust said while there was still room for more participants, it was shaping as a big year.
"Swimming is already training, other sports start soon and training is weekly or sometimes twice weekly," she said.
Ms Knust said the organisation was about more than sport.
"It is a great opportunity to be part of and create friendships and learn new skills," she said.