By Laurie O’Brien
Nearly 600 students with special needs from all eight Thurston County school districts participated in the 13th annual event. Students rotated around the stadium, participating in 14 different track and field events staffed by leadership students from local high schools.
This year the Tumwater Kiwanis Club stepped in to help Day of Champions’ organizer, Justin Gurnsey, with financial and organizational assistance. Club president Randy Reynolds and other Kiwanians were on hand to help in a variety of support roles including lunch preparation, t-shirt sales, and on-field assistance.
This year’s sponsors included the following:
Shama Dental Lab, Inc.
Karen Schoessel Consulting