Columbia Academy students participate in Special Olympic State Spring Games

(Submitted photo)
(Submitted photo)

Nearly 50 Columbia Academy students participated in the 2017 Special Olympic State Spring Games held at the University of St. Thomas. Student athletes, partners and a cheer squad participated in the Unified Basketball Tournament that paired students with and without disabilities together on the same team to promote inclusion.

Four teams from Columbia Academy competed in the tournament, one of which placed third in their division. More than 1,200 athletes participated in the events that also included power lifting and swimming.

This is the second year Columbia Academy has participated in this event.