Limestone Classic Brings Sportsmanship, Fun, And Fellowship

(BEDFORD) – The Limestone Classic brought sportsmanship, fun, and fellowship to Lawrence County Saturday at Crossroads Community Church.

Sportsmanship on display at the Limestone Classic

“This makes our third year of bringing the event to Crossroads Community Church located at Indiana State Road 37 and Trogden Lane, ” said Lori Branam, Coordinator for Lawrence County Special Olympics.

Audio: Alvia Crane and Lori Branam comments on this year’s Limestone Classic
A new game begins at Crossroads Community Church on Saturday

A total of 43 teams converged from all over the State of Indiana to play 50 games. There was a total of eight teams from Lawrence County.

The Limestone Stone Classic is a fun event from volunteers to the players who enjoy playing sports.
Audio: Comments from BJ Wever who has played in Special Olympics for several years

This Special Olympics event takes more than 100 volunteers. All volunteers from the referees, coaches, and EMS workers donate their time.

Issac Crane and Garrett Nolan volunteered as the Emergency Medical Team should any medical emergency occur.

“This type of event is tremendous in wrapping our arms around the forgotten. We want them to feel the love from the people of the community, church and most of all the love of Christ,” said Pastor Lyndon Hopkins of Crossroads Community Church.

“My son plays for the Knox County Wizards. He started since he was five years of age before age requirements. And he enjoys playing basketball,” said Charla Patton of Bicknell, Indiana.

Brian Patton, 44 plays for Knox County Wizards, Brian has played basketball since age five.

” I am 44 and just enjoy playing basketball,” Charla’s son Brian told us.

Joseph Diamond, 37, says he has played basketball since the age of 14 and loves coming to this event.

The Lions Club volunteers also helped with vision screenings as well as assisting with concessions and other tasks that need to be done.

Lawrence County Teams include:

  • 2 – All Girl Teams
  • 2- Men’s 3 on 3 Teams
  • 2- 21 and under teams
  • Skills Team
  • Cheerleader Team
Lions Club members offered vision screenings and assisted in volunteering at the Limestone Classic

The Special Olympics is always seeking donations and volunteers. It takes approximately $20,000 to run the programs. A donation can be mailed to Post Office Box 691 or you can get involved by contacting Lori Branham at 812-675-1439.