Special Olympics Delaware hosts Families Day at Cape Henlopen State Park

October 10, 2018

Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes and family members gathered at Cape Henlopen State Park Sept. 29 for the 27th annual Special Olympics Delaware Families Day at the Beach.

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

Following the tournament, a picnic lunch was provided by the Rehoboth Beach Kiwanis Club, with support from the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge No 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.”