This year’s Olympics was a day of fun and unity for the residents of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH). The annual games took place at Mills Home in Thomasville on May 18. The day of friendly competition brings together boys, girls and special needs adults from the ministry’s statewide locations.
Children’s cheers echoed across the grounds as they rooted for one another. Games included tug of war, volleyball, races, football toss, and more. While there are many individual games, participants from each location form teams and compete against teams from the other areas.
The favorite part of the day for residents and caregivers is the feeling of community from gathering together with their peers as they compete. For them, the Olympics is not about winning or losing, but the opportunity to unite as one big family.
“The day is much like a family reunion,” said BCH president/CEO Michael C. Blackwell. “It warms my heart as I hear the laughter and see the smiles on the faces of the children and our special adults. It’s through God’s blessings that we are able to bring everyone together for a day that offers such joy.”