A high-five and the most electrifying smile lights up as the young Special Olympics athlete hits a 100 yard shot onto the green and watched it land 3 feet from the hole. More smiles, high-fives and excitement as her partner sinks the 3 footer for a par. What an accomplishment for the athlete that earlier had suffered two severe epileptic seizures, yet continued to walk her 9 holes of golf competition.
Two French speaking young male athletes traveled thousands of miles from the Ivory Coast to discover their golf equipment didn’t arrive in time for the competition. With only 2 golf balls and a set of rental clubs they managed to post a low 9 hole score and remain in contention for a medal.