Oswego County student-athletes participate in Olympiad
Hundreds of local student-athletes united for a day of fun, friendship and competition during the Oswego County Olympiad Invitational.
Teams from the Center for Instruction, Technology & Innovation and all nine Oswego County school districts participated in the annual event, hosted by the Phoenix Central School District. Bagpipers, bands, cheerleaders and mascots cheered for the participants as opening ceremonies began with a parade around the Phoenix high school track.
“This is an incredible event and these athletes are so inspiring,” said PCSD physical education teacher and event coordinator Angie Neiss. “The day is so much more than a competition …The smiles and high fives say it all. It’s about teamwork, friendship and courage.”
Those characteristics were on display as the games began and athletes competed in running events, adaptive races, shotput, softball throw, long jump and other activities. Throughout the day, hundreds of volunteers, school personnel and family members were on hand to provide encouragement to the participants.
“There are so many people to thank because without them this event wouldn’t be possible: the OCOI Committee, the Operations and Maintenance Department, administration, district representatives, the community and student National Honor Society volunteers, Phoenix Sports Boosters … and mostly our amazing athletes.”