For the Wolf family, the race was really all about that, family.
They walked the race together, "We had to go through like the stadium, and it was like a really really long walk," Rachel Wolf said. 11-year-old Rachel has has an intellectual disability and her brother Chris has autism. Rachel says,"I play tennis, track and soccer." Rachel's mother, Cindy Wolf says, I'm probably the big push getting them out the door when they don't want to go to practice, but it's great for them to get out and move their bodies and keep active." Big brother Tim has no problem helping out when needed. "I think the Special Olympics is a good thing for students and kids that can't try out for either sports because of their disabilities," says Tim Wolf.
The run/walk was a first for the Blue and White weekend. Organizers thought only a couple hundred would sign up, instead, more than 800 came. Mary Medler, Special Olympics Chairman of the Board says, "It gives us awareness that a lot of people they know Special Olympics, but they don't know what it does for our athletes and their families." For the families, it really was not about competing, just a chance to run out of the Beaver Stadium Tunnel, and raise money for Special Olympics. Special Olympics raised more than 20,000. Organizers say they plan on making this a yearly event.