SOMT Closing Ceremonies celebration marks end of 2019 Summer Games

Posted at 5:04 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 19:32:05-04

GREAT FALLS – Special Olympics Montana will host its final events for the 2019 Summer Games throughout the day Friday despite the rainy weather.

But before the athletes hit the field, they celebrated their hard work with the Closing Ceremonies at Great Falls High School’s Fieldhouse.

During the ceremony, athletes who sold the most MTN/Chevy Truck raffle tickets were recognized. As a reward, they pelted President and CEO of SOMT, Bob Norbie, with dodgeballs.

Both C.M. Russell High School and Great Falls High School cheerleaders and band members entertained the crowd.

Law enforcement officers, along with 2018 SOMT athlete-of-the-year Jamie Darko, extinguished the Flame of Home to signify the official end of the 2019 Summer Games.

The winner of the MTN/Chevy truck raffle will be announced Sunday morning.

Reporting by Kasey Herman for MTN News