INDIAN TRAIL – If you happened to stop by Chestnut Square Park, Carolina Courts or Kate’s Skating Rink on Nov. 1 to 3, you would have witnessed top athletes in bocce, tennis, basketball and roller skating in action.
For the third year in a row, Indian Trail was a host site for the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament. The statewide competition brought nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state to the Charlotte region.
This year, athletes competing in bocce and tennis were able to use the new artificial turf field at Chestnut Square Park, while those competing in basketball played at Carolina Courts and the roller skaters competed at Kate’s Skate.
In addition to the tournaments in Indian Trail, Special Olympics North Carolina athletes also competed in cycling, golf and soccer in other venues throughout the Charlotte area.
“The Town of Indian Trail was honored to once again be selected as a site for the Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament,” said Abbey Ball, town communications coordinator. “It is a privilege to be part of such a great event. The athletes exhibit true sportsmanship – putting their all into each competition while still rooting for each other. We hope to continue this partnership for years to come.”