Operation High Jump another big success

The 22nd annual Operation High Jump was hosted by Town of Comox Recreation Department at Vanier Track on Sept. 9.

“Another great event here in the Comox Valley,” said recreation programmer Amy Bauman. “With over 120 people in attendance, this was a fabulous day to showcase the talents and abilities of our special needs athletes.”

Participants travelled from as far away as Powell River to partake in the just‐for‐fun track meet. Courtenay Kiwanis Club put forward the funds for the event as well as bringing fabulous smiling and passionate volunteers to help with all the track events. Thanks to this generous support, The Town of Comox Recreation was able to host this event for another year.

Ribbons were showcased, pinned to participant T‐shirts and wheelchairs, high fives were passed between athletes and care givers, cheers were heard from as far away as the parking lots and medals gleamed in the sun around the necks of some very deserving participants.

“The smiles on the athletes’ faces as they crossed the finish line were contagious and so inspiring to us volunteers and spectators watching the races. These participants truly show what it’s like to have fun!” Bauman added.

Special thanks also to Quality Foods who donated some of the food for the bagged lunches provided to the participants and volunteers as well as Water Pure and Simple for keeping these athletes hydrated.

St. John Ambulance was on site to take care of any incidents and volunteers arrived from the Kiwanis Club, Town of Comox, City of Courtenay and around the community. “This day couldn’t have happened without the generous support of the community partners,” Bauman said.

This annual event is free to participate and registration begins in August of each year. For more information on Operation High Jump call the Comox Community Centre at 250‐339‐2255.

 

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