Key Club hosts Special Olympics

By Sydney Dauphinais, Staff Writer

This last Sunday, an approximate 200 athletes participated in the Special Olympics at 20th Century Bowling Lanes. The event was hosted by our Tigard Key Club.

“It was a really cool experience.” says Key Club member, sophomore Jacob Walter. “You could really tell that [the participants] were having a lot of fun.”

20th Century Bowling has 50 lanes, with approximately four athletes and one Key Club member per lane. The main job of the members was to supervise the athletes, helping to make things run as smoothly as possible. The Tigard students would do their best to make sure make sure the athletes would play fairly and bowl when it was their turn.

“The staff actually complimented us for being so interactive with the kids,” Key Club Officer, senior Becca Ramirez said.

Key Club’s mission is to provide its members with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership. They work hard to be useful citizens and contribute to not only their school, but society as a whole.