Good Example of True SportsmanshipPosted on
Here is an article that was shared with us from one of our schools programs in Rutland. It really captures the heart of our work.
Published: April 4, 2012
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a special Rutland High School athletic team that many people do not know about, the Rutland High School unified sports athletic team. This group of athletes do not get the recognition that most athletic programs get.
These athletes work as hard and are as dedicated as any athlete at RHS. They are part of the RHS athletic/physical education program, in which the RHS community is extremely proud.
The RHS USAT competes in multiple sporting events (Special Olympics) throughout the school year, including soccer, basketball, bocce, and bowling. Like all RHS athletes, they travel all around the state through school buses and represent RHS with great pride, integrity, and sportsmanship. These athletes practice throughout the school year five days a week and strive to improve and succeed in whatever activity they participate in.
Congrats on their latest accomplishment. The RHS USAT basketball team traveled to Norwich University on Saturday March 31. They won the championship (gold medal) by first defeating Caledonia and defeated Randolph for the championship, as well as taking home numerous individual skills honors.
The athletes are: Marissa Baxter, Nick Rochon, Scott McCormick, Nathan Phalen, Garrett Bessette, Becca Rider, Aaron Moch, Michael Sabataso, Alta Reardon, Aaron Lethbrige, Tiffany Baley, Nick Woodard, and Jonathan Sobel.
The partners are: Keanna Chang-Erickson, Kristina Zaloudek, Tiffany Sarnowski, Cassandra Smith, Jessica Bono, and Peter Davidson. Congrats on bringing RHS home another gold medal.
If you want to watch a sporting event played the way sports are supposed to be played, no trash talking, no yelling at the refs, no fans harassing the other team, no moms and dads complaining about their child’s playing time, no “ball hogs,” then go check out the next Special Olympic sporting event. You’ll love it.