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A Day at the Summer Special Olympics

vanessa griffin cvtv special olympics

Last Saturday, my family had the opportunity to spend time with some of the most wonderful people I have ever had the chance to meet. I am a also producer with the Central Virginia Television Network (CVTV), and sometimes conduct interviews for a couple of their shows. I was invited to attend the Summer Special Olympics in Richmond to interview some of the Olympians from Area 11, which is our region’s division of the Special Olympics.

vanessa griffin cvtv special olympics

Although there were different events at several locations, we were assigned to track and field for the interviews. The day was bright and sunny, and they had many activities there for the families who attended. It really was a wonderful event. Area 11′s Olympians did so well! I was blessed with the opportunity to meet and interview contestants who were such incredible people. No matter how they finished the race, they were excited beyond measure to cross the finish line. I was able to have a moment with an Olympian named Amanda where we had the chance to bond and learn more about each other. Those are the kind of moments that I’ll always remember. I hope that we get the opportunity to see them again, and wish them luck in their upcoming competitions!

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