April 05--Marymount University--You may not know all the names, nor all the teams but emotions and intensity is there. For over 10 years, Marymount University in Arlington Virginia has hosted one of the areas most desired and prestigious tournaments for Special Olympics. To those who officiate the games, this is the most important assignment we have all season.
No matter the level of competition, players try to work the officials. But this discussion has more to do with another topic. Veteran collegiate and Special Olympics World Games official Joe Mitchell and Chantilly Alumni player Michael Abraham take the time to get to know each other and develop a real friendship. Of all the levels we work, Special Olympics is the most rewarding and satisfying, pure athleticism and exciting games to watch and work.