A couple of weekends ago I covered the Colorado Special Olympics Winter Games. The ice skating events were held at South Suburban Ice Arena in Littleton and the skiing and snowshoeing events were held at Copper Mountain.
When I worked for the Denver Post, The Fort Collins Coloradoan or the Glenwood Post, this was the kind of assignment I always looked forward to because of the rawness, honest emotion and access to be close to your subjects. I’ve never hugged so many athletes at an event in my life.
Cheers to all the athletes and their families for opening up their hearts to me.