Beaumont High School hosted the 2018 Special Olympics at the Beaumont High School Sports Complex on Friday, April 27, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Beaumont Unified School District, Banning Unified School District, San Jacinto Unified School District, and Yucaipa-Calimesa Unified School District partnered with Special Olympics Southern California to bring the event to the San Gorgonio Pass for the second year in a row.
The schools that participated were:
Nicolet Middle School
Banning High School
San Gorgonio Middle School
Beaumont High School
North Mountain Middle School
Monte Vista Middle School
San Jacinto High School
Mesa View Middle School
Park View Middle School
Yucaipa High School
“We are always looking to include our special education students into the culture of our school,
especially with our extracurricular activities,” said Christina Pierce, Principal at Beaumont High
School. “Special Olympics Southern California is an incredible organization, and after finding out
schools have partnered with them to host their own Special Olympics events, I knew we needed
to join forces and bring this program to our area school communities.”
More than 240 special student athletes from all four districts participated in several track
and field events, including standing long jump, tennis ball throw, and 50M wheelchair race.
“Our young athletes spent a great deal of time training and preparing within their physical
education classes for this event,” Pierce said, “They truly looked forward to competing,
having fun, and being part of a truly special program with their friends.”