The Final Leg is wrapping up as the “Flame of Hope” has entered Abu Dhabi with the start of the 2019 Special Olympics World Games approaching. Derek Spence has been providing updates throughout his journey in United Arab Emirates.
Time to celebrate Special Olympics Ontario athlete Stephen Graham. One of only ten athletes in the world chosen to be a part of the Final Leg LETR team. Here’s Stephen’s day as he presented an inspirational speech in Ras al-Khaimah!
Three stops today including a Torch Run from the Umm Al Quwain Autism centre to the Cultural Centre where a local attempted to demonstrate how to make a fishing net! Other stops included Martyrs Square and the Umm Al Quwain Museum.
Several dignitaries and royalty on hand to spread the message of inclusion. The crowds welcoming us have been excited and engaged. This experience just gets better and better!
Getting ready for the last run of the day into the Global Village! Very exciting, lots of athletes here tonight including all 300 plus from the USA!
Team 7 stop at the Etihad Rail followed by another run in the Al Mirfa Corniche… team Canada photo too!
As we wind down, a nod of the head to Team 7!
Thank You again for the updates Derek!