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Little Feet Meet 2014, at Old Dominion University

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The annual Little Feet Meet event at Old Dominion University was another great opportunity for children with disabilities to shine like little junior athletes.It was a passport to explore what physical attributes little people could muster, and what a day to explore. Teachers and former students united together, while brothers and sisters at different schools shared a moment to remember together.The annual event was held at one of Norfolk Virginia's great universities, ODU.

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The festivities were started by the performance of the Colors from Norview High Schools Junior ROTC, followed by the marching of the torch with a student from Granby Elementary and a student volunteer. Coach Wilder of ODU spoke in the beginning ceremony.The coach gave an enthusiastic welcome address, and ended with asking the little feet Meeters to find their teacher and give them a hug.

As the students waited with anticipation, the large volume of volunteers from ODU, and surrounding schools began to pair up with groups and individual special education little feeters, to start their personal physical ed challenges.

ODU's Foreman Field was setup with different stations. Each station had a physical challenge for the little feet meeters to tackle. Volunteers made a significant difference to the ego of the children. There was a go give attitude, and spirit coming from the volunteers which made the participants feel comfortable and at ease to start, and finish their olympic sized task.

Robert Thompson number 20, an ODU football player,shared how full filling it was to work with the children. Mr. Thompson was like a right hand man with his special Olympic little feet Meeter. What ever the child needed, Robert Thompson assisted, as well as all of the volunteers.

The event was sponsored by Norfolk Public Schools, Special Olympics, Old Dominion University, and John Rich Media. For more information on special events contact nps.k12.va.us.

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