Four Corners Invitational brings Special Olympians to Farmington
Hundreds of athletes are competing in the Special Olympics New Mexico Four Corners Invitational, which returned to Farmington for the 13th year. The Daily Times staff, Hannah Grover/Farmignton Daily Times
FARMINGTON — The Special Olympics New Mexico Four Corners Invitational returned to Farmington for the 13th year this week.
Farmington has been hosting the two-day event since 2005.
The event attracted hundreds of athletes from across New Mexico to compete in events like golf, softball and aquatics.
Golf began at 8 a.m. today at three courses in San Juan County, and awards were distributed from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each of the courses.
The golf and softball competitions are unified, meaning people with disabilities play alongside people without disabilities.
In golf, each Special Olympics athlete was paired with a unified partner.
Softball teams will compete from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Ricketts Park, and the aquatics competition will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Farmington Aquatics Center. Both Ricketts Park and the aquatic center are located on Fairgrounds Road in Farmington.
The closing ceremonies will be from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday followed by a victory dance.