Volunteering for Special Olympics

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In a strong show of leadership and altruism, players from East Islip High School’s varsity softball team volunteered their time on May 6 at the Long Island Special Olympics, held at Connetquot High School in Bohemia.

During this Spring Games South event (the Spring Games North took place earlier in Huntington), which included competitions in the 50-meter dash, 100-meter walk, javelin throw and softball throw, the East Islip students partnered up with each other and were assigned a special athlete to be responsible for. “The girls danced with their athletes, took them to their events and made sure they had a great day,” said EI softball coach Jason McGowan.