It’s always fun to photograph sports. Working for the Kentucky Department of Education, my daily routine doesn’t often involve athletics, but thanks to the Bill Roby Track and Field Games at the Kentucky School for the Blind, I got an opportunity to spend time with some young athletes.
Students from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee ran and jumped their way to glory during the event.
Parents and teachers cheered as the children competed in events such as the 30-meter race, long jump and wheelchair race.
“It’s a beautiful day, and the kids are having fun,” said Tristan Parsons, the interim principal of the school. “Everyone seems to be having a great time.”
It was a lot of fun to watch the competition and even more enjoyable to see how excited they were when they got their medals.
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