Making a comeback: Special Olympics holds first big, in-person event since 2019
By KELSEY WALLING Hawaii Tribune-Herald | Monday, April 11, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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From left, Christopher Liberato from the East Hawaii Red Waves and Michael Mitts from the Honokaa Hawks talk to each other after competing in the East Hawaii Special Olympics track meet at Saturdday at Waiakea High School. It was the first Special Olympics competition in Hawaii since prior to the pandemic in 2019.
Honokaa Hawks' Gilbert Acosta, left, and Isaiah De Luz compete in the 100 meter run during the East Hawaii Special Olympics track meet at Waiakea High School on Saturday. (Kelsey Walling/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)
Kaylee Nerveza from Hilo High smiles while receiving a second-place ribbon for the 100-meter run during the East Hawaii Special Olympics track meet Saturday at Waiakea High School.