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Screen_Shot_2016-04-05_at_7.49.01_PMSpecial Olympics Belize, an organization that caters for people living with disabilities, has scheduled their annual Fun Run event that will be taking place this weekend throughout the country of Belize. Here in Orange Walk Town, the administration and staff of Saint Peter’s Anglican School have been preparing for this activity as they willingly embrace opportunities that seek to include students with disabilities.


Elizabeth Vellos – Level leader, Special Education Center


“We are asking people to come out at seven to register and then we will have our opening ceremonies starting at 7:30 and we want to start the run at 8:00 sharp, we are going to move off from the Central Park and we are going to run straight up by the Fire Station down to Baker Street into Main Street, Hospital Crescent and back to the Central Park where we will have a short ceremony, after the run it is just the distributions of the ribbons for all the people who had participated and we are going to have a motivational talk we are getting somebody to inspire our students, inspire our community.”


This year, the organizers have decided to make minor changes in the route of the run with the objective of including and allowing the general public to have the opportunity to be a part of the event.


Elizabeth Vellos – Level leader, Special Education Center


“We usually start from St. Peter School here but this year we decided to move it into the community and we are asking the Orange Walk community to embrace and to participate with us so we are doing this on a Saturday, which is the first time so we want to ask everybody to come out and support.”


As for the students that will be participating in the Fun Run, they are super excited and are looking forward to the event.

Reporter


“We know that you will be participating on the fun Run tomorrow, how do you feel being a part if this?”


Erica Rodriguez – Student


“I am excited to participate in the Fun run and I want to tell everyone to join.”


The general public is reminded that the event will commence at 8:00 in the morning, however, the registration will be done at 7:00 a.m. sharp.

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