The Currajong Disability Services team were victorious in the 38th running of the Forbes Special Sports Day at Red Bend College earlier this month.
Despite losing the marching section, Currajong rallied to take honours in the walking races, musical chairs and a dance-off.
With Donna Apps, Thomas Davis and Jye Jeffrey dominating the walking races and Wade Cannon taking home the chocolates in musical chairs, it came down to the dance-off to decide the ultimate winner.
Right on cue, Patty Nolan waltzed onto the dance floor and lit up the large friendly crowd at the Red Bend College Hall.
Patty’s repertoire of flips, hand stands, moonwalks, foxtrots and lido shuffles stole the show in front of an enthusiastic gathering.
Yet more important than the winning was the fact that everyone had a tremendous time at this iconic event. The Forbes Special Sports Day brought the disability community throughout the region together again for yet another outstanding event.
“The day isn’t so much about who won as everyone is a winner here,” said Thomas Davis from Currajong Disability Services.
“Today is a celebration and a special day on the Forbes and disability calendar.
We can’t thank everyone enough from the other providers to Red Bend for having us here today,” he said. “Can’t wait to come back next year!”
If participation levels are anything to go by next year should be an even bigger spectacle going into the 40th edition in 2021.
Congratulations to everyone involved for putting on a great day and participating in this flagship event.
By Dane Millerd