Iola athletes truly shine in Special Olympics


April 28, 2017 - 12:00 AM

PITTSBURG — Every once in a while, it does a person — especially a sports fan — good to remember why they fell in love with sports in the first place.

There isn’t a better place to reconnect with that true meaning of the game than at a Special Olympics event. Fittingly enough, on Thursday’s first day of the NFL Draft — the mecca of fan overreaction — Pittsburg State University hosted a track and field meet for area Special Olympians. Among those in attendance were four athletes from Ann Pomatto’s classroom at Iola High School.

“We do it to give the kids an outlet to do activities and sports that are adapted to their specific needs,” Pomatto said.

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