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The Special Olympics Hiking Event Kicks Off Today 400 People of the Athletes and Their Family Member

  • PostDate:2020-11-17

November 14, 2020

Finance and Taxation Bureau / Tourism and Information Department

 

        The “Outdoor Hiking for Athletes of Special Olympics and Their Families 2020” kicked off at Chiayi Rhinoceros Beetle Ranch today. There were around 400 people of the athletes and their family members participating. Combining health and beauty, Special Olympics Chinese Taipei organized the hiking event for the athletes. It allowed them to get close to nature, to try fresh milk and the products, and to have fun in the activities held. Ming-hui Huang, the Chiayi City mayor and the board chair of Special Olympics Chinese Taipei, also attended the event as the host to cheer for the participants.

        Huang mentioned that everyone from different places got up very early to gather in this ranch. The high peak of the pandemic used to concern many people. Everyone still has to keep habits of washing hands and wearing masks in public areas even though the situation is better now.

        “The representatives of Special Olympics Chinese Taipei attended the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games; this year, the athletes still keep training with the precautionary measures taken regardless of the huge impact on our lives caused by the pandemic. The motto for Special Olympics is ‘Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.’ and people should do sports to stay healthy,” Huang said emotionally.

        Special Olympics Chinese Taipei claims that the hiking event is held every year with the help of the regional offices. The 400 participants this year had fun hiking in a mildly cool weather. The hiking event co-organized by Chiayi Special School took place at Chiayi Rhinoceros Beetle Ranch. Not only could the participants taste fresh milk and the products, but interact with animals in the ranch such as rhinoceros beetle, stag beetles, ostriches, crocodiles, and kangaroos.