Left to right: President & CEO Michael Cobb, his wife, Sarah, and Technical Services Manager, Tim Cammack, all volunteered Saturday on behalf of Owen Electric.
Nearly 600 athletes and hundreds of coaches and family members participated in competitions during the 2021 Special Olympics State Summer Games at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond.
Owen Electric Cooperative and other Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives again proudly sponsored the games, which took place Saturday, June 5. The Summer Games included competitions in track and field, swimming, soccer, bocce and rhythmic gymnastics.
Cooperatives provided 45 volunteers to help events go smoothly.
“We are proud to help make the Special Olympics State Summer Games possible and to make it an unforgettable day for the athletes,” said Michael Cobb, President and CEO of Owen Electric. “We are inspired by their courage and compassion, and we are proud to support them and the communities we serve.”
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, last year’s summer games were cancelled. This year’s games were limited to one day of activities.
The state Summer Games are the Kentucky Special Olympics’ largest competition of the year. This was the 26th year of competition at Eastern Kentucky University. Each athlete qualifies through participation at a regional or area-level event.