Gold Medal-Winning Special Olympics Softball Team Honored by Lansing City Council

The Lansing Spartans, a Special Olympics Michigan softball team, received a special tribute ceremony at the Lansing City Council meeting on Oct. 8 for their performance in a national tournament. The team,  comprised of high school students both with and without intellectual disabilities from Lansing Eastern and Lansing Everett, won the gold medal at the 2013 Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational.  All members of the team, as well as its coaches, received a certificate recognizing their accomplishments and shook hands with the members of city council. Councilmember Jody Washington handed out the certificates  “We really want to thank all of you for being such great ambassadors for our city, and thank you so much coaches for taking the time to coach such a great group of kids,” she said.