Special Olympics families offered Families Day at the Beach

More than 250 Special Olympics athletes and family members are expected to gather on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon at Cape Henlopen State Park, for the 28th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

Athletes and families participate in the annual Hoss Cochran fishing tournament, which is sponsored by the Delaware Mobile Surf Fishermen Association and Lighthouse View Bait & Tackle, with volunteers provided by the Rehoboth Beach Lions Club. Prizes are awarded for the first, biggest and most fish caught.

Following the tournament, a picnic lunch is provided by the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, with support from Rising Sun Masonic Lodge #4.

“The day is a wonderful way for our athletes and their families to get together and enjoy each other’s company,” Special Olympics Executive Director Ann Grunert said. “Each year the fishing tournament stories get better and better, and the fish caught bigger and bigger.”