National Wheelchair Games continue, Kids Day a success

The National Veteran’s Wheelchair Games continue in Omaha.  Sunday, the athletes took time out to meet with area kids who have physical disabilities.  Harold Heck coached the archery competition for the kid’s day activities.  He says it was exciting to see one child especially.  He was five years old and they moved the target in for him and he hit it five out of five times.  He says the smile on his face was unbelievable. 

Over four-thousand volunteers are helping out with the games.  Marge Ostgaard is one of those volunteers.  She makes the commute to Omaha from Lincoln.  It is her first time helping with the games and didn’t know what to expect.  She is very surprised to as to how competitive the athletes are. 

One of the most amazing events was Sunday’s Track and Field day when a 90-year old veteran from World War II competed.  The games wrap up Tuesday with closing ceremonies at the Qwest Center.