Sheriff James Pohlmann and members of the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office helped St. Bernard Parish special-needs students have their turn in the spotlight on Friday, March 17 at the St. Bernard Parish Public School System’s 2017 Louisiana Special Olympics.
More than 100 students participated in this year’s event which was held under beautiful blue skies on the track and football fields at Chalmette High School’s Bobby Nuss Stadium in Chalmette.
Sheriff Pohlmann said members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau and Special Investigation and Marine divisions assisted special-needs students compete in a variety of track and field events throughout the day, including the softball throw, standing long jump, 100-meter run and wheelchair race.
“Our deputies should be proud of the work they’ve done at Special Olympics over the last several years,” Sheriff Pohlmann said.
Students competed according to their age ranges and abilities along with Chalmette High School students who served as their buddy participants.