Belize’s Special Olympics Team Bumped off Homecoming Flight
The Belize’s Special Olympics’ Team was to receive a hero’s welcome home today after capturing five medals at the Special Olympics World Games, but they were bumped off their flight in the United States. Over the weekend, the athletes earned 2 silver and 3 bronze medals at the event that was held in Berlin, Germany. The team was to arrive home today, and participate in a motorcade that was organized by the Special Olympics Belize, but tonight they remain in the United States. Secretary of the Special Olympics’ Board, Shantell Yearwood, explained that despite the bump in the road the athletes were thrilled over their phenomenal performance.
Yearwood says that the non-profit organization is having a difficult time finding flights for the athletes that will get them home in time for their graduation that is taking place on Thursday.
The four athletes, who are students at the Stella Marris School for the Deaf, are Tiwannie Laurie, Kadine Thomas, Barrington Gentle and Annaliese Pascasio.