Today, was more than just a lucky St.Patrick’s day for more than 150 special Olympians who competed in athletic events to discover new strengths, abilities, skills and success. The Special Olympics was held at the Oxford High School football field in Calhoun County. The athletic event was the culmination of year-round sports training and athletic competition. The athletes participated in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Coordinator Pati Tiller says this day teaches the students to reach beyond what is expected of them. According to officials, the Special Olympics mission remains as vital today as it did when the movement was founded in 1968. Special Olympics strives to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people.