The Special Olympics Barbados team had a wonderful experience at the 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games. In addition to making Barbados proud by capturing 8 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze medals, the athletes became unofficial ambassadors for their country.
Everywhere they went in California, whether it was the host town of El Segundo, the athlete village at the University of California Los Angeles or the athlete village at the University of Southern California, they were greeted by cheers, hugs and people who wanted to know more about the tiny Caribbean island that produced so many gifted athletes.
Barbados has an opportunity to show its pride and its appreciation for their accomplishments and what the athletes did to focus the spotlight on the nation.
The Barbados team arrived at the Grantley Adams International Airport at 9:00 pm on Monday, August 3, and Barbadians are invited to extend the celebration of Grand Kadooment by going to the airport to welcome home the Special Olympics Barbados athletes.
A big welcome home from Barbados will be the perfect culmination of what has been a triumphant experience for the intellectually disabled athletes of Special Olympics Barbados.