The Knights of Columbus Bishop Rice Council of Ashland/Hopkinton recently held its Special Peoples Field Day on a gorgeous autumn Sunday afternoon at the Ashland Fish & Game Club, which generously donates its field and facilities for the annual event. Thanks to Alec Levine of the Hopkinton Special Olympics, there were approximately 25 “special” athletes who participated in the day’s activities (tee-ball, cornhole, soccer) with their family members.
Brother Knight Dan Norton, who is a Marathon School physical education instructor as well as the Hopkinton High School lacrosse coach, led the activities with the support of his lacrosse team. There were pony rides, which brought smiles to all the faces of those who saddled up. Deputy Chief Lyn Moraghan of the Ashland Fire Department brought a fire engine for the athletes to tour. There was a barbecue followed by a visit from the ice cream truck before an awards ceremony in which each athlete was presented a medal and a T-shirt by Grand Knight Joe Altman.
“All in all, it was a beautiful day,” shared Knight Bill Muench.