For anyone who visited Auburn High School or the AMF Auburn Lanes on March 11th or 12th, the atmosphere was one of competition, camaraderie, and community. Special Olympics was back in town with hundreds of special athletes and a ton of local support.

Kristen Pappas and her team once again pulled off a fantastic event with competitive games, a great craft show and lots of smiles. The Auburn/Webster Elks provided lunch to all the athletes and coaches at the high school while volunteers in the cafeteria entertained the athletes between games. After local dignitaries welcomed guests during the opening ceremonies, Town Clerk Debra Gremo administered the Athlete’s Oath to those gathered in the gymnasium.

Today’s slide show depicts much of the activity at Auburn High School, and once again, electronic downloads for personal use are free. Commercial use requires contact with Auburn Mass Daily.

Thank you to all of the volunteers who made this event possible.