Annual Special Olympics


Students in CCA’s Division of Social and Behavioral Science recently lent a hand to the Cahaba Center for Mental Health at the Center’s annual Special Olympics.

The annual competition is one of the largest local competitions held in the state and is also one of the oldest. This event began in 1979 and has grown each year. Approximately 125 Special Olympic athletes participate locally with a team of 25 also traveling from Chatom, Alabama. Cahaba Center athletes go on to participate in the State competition every year, as well as some who advance to compete both nationally and internationally.

Concordia students enjoy participating in the event each year, where they are able to interact with the Cahaba patients and help encourage and cheer them on.

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