At the closing ceremony of the 2013 World Winter Games in PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, Special Olympics Chariman Tim Shriver recited a poem about the Games experience. Read an excerpt below.
“Thank you for the volunteers who pushed the chairs with wheels
The MATP medals that made us know how winning feels
Thanks for all those docs for feet and eyes and ears
And for the teeth they cleaned so we can smile from all our ears to ears
Thanks for cheers and hockey pucks when they hit the back of the net
For officials who kept the rough and tumble safe so parents wouldn’t fret…”
Read the full poem here.