Special Olympics Oregon hosts golf tournament

Hosted by the RiverRidge golf course, head coach and golf pro Pat Church says it would not be possible without all the help from volunteers.

Posted: Jul 20, 2019 5:12 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 10:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Athletes from all over the Eugene area gathered at the RiverRidge Golf Course Saturday to compete in the Special Olympics golf tournament.

It's a culmination of 10-weeks of practices where athletes get to exercise their love for competition and more importantly just have fun.

Hosted by the RiverRidge golf course, head coach and golf pro Pat Church said it would not be possible without all the help from volunteers.

"Normally the end of the season is in our state games," said Church. "But with the budget short falls that have happened in our state office - it's been kind of up to the local programs to kind of put something together on our own."

About a dozen athletes of all ages turned out for the competition.

Church said the bunch usually will transition from sport to sport together.

The next set of sports begin in the Fall with basketball and volleyball

She says they are always accepting new volunteers and the best way to find information for how to get involved is on the Special Olympics Oregon website.

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