• Cindy Gallagher presents wheelchair-bound athlete Maya Swinehart, of Bandera, with her medal and congratulations. — Standard-Radio Post/Ken Esten Cooke
  • Xavier Contreras, Special Olympian from Fredericksburg, gives it his all during the softball throw.
  • Lance Diamond, a student in the Kerrville ISD, soars in the long jump competition.
  • Arabella Zurita, left, and Maria Hernandez, two FISD students, race for the finish line in the 50-yard dash.

INSPIRING ATHLETES

FISD hosts 10 schools, 200 athletes in competition with grit, smiles, hugs

Students from Fredericksburg and 10 other area schools took part on Friday in the Battlin’ Billie Challenge at Fredericksburg High School Stadium as part of the Special Olympics competition.

More than 200 athletes competed in modified track and field events and were awarded medals for their efforts.

Karen Watson organized the event for the Fredericksburg Independent School District, bringing together instructors, athletes, families and fans.

“This is the best thing we do all year,” said Lance Moffett, FISD athletic director.

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