Special STARS hosted its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 15 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center with more than 250 athletes, caregivers, volunteers and family members attending. Athletes came from Highlands, Hardee, Okeechobee and southern Polk counties. The Singha family once again hosted the event and served a lunch prepared by Outback Steakhouse to all the guests. Door prizes were given away and 12 lucky winners won cash prizes. One athlete even won an entire Christmas tree with decorations. Santa made an appearance and presented shadow boxes made by Bobby and Michael Paradise. Bagwell Lumber also assisted with the construction of these boxes which can be used by the athletes to display their medals and ribbons. Each gift was valued at $75. Rick Arnold played music for dancing.
Special STARS athletes enjoyed playing volleyball with South Florida State College Volleyball Team on Nov. 10 at SFSC gym in Avon Park.
The volleyball team taught some basic skill techniques to the athletes and then played a couple games with them.
More importantly, it was about building friendships and everyone enjoyed posing in pictures with their favorite volleyball player.
Thanks Coach Kim Crawford and SFSC Volleyball team for spending the day with Special STARS