Special Olympics Global Messengers, Kurt and Lisa Nobel, gathered with Immanuel Lutheran School students for chapel yesterday and then stayed to personally thank them for Immanuel’s support of the Hospitality and Game tent at the Special Olympics Area 18 Annual Spring Games-Track and Field Competition this coming Sunday.
The Nobels became Special Olympics Global Messengers last October and have been competing in Special Olympics a combined forty years plus. They’ve celebrated many victories together, on and off the field, including their 8th wedding anniversary earlier this month. This was Kurt’s 4th speaking event, earning him a coveted Special Olympics Global Messenger jacket.
They thanked Immanuel for supporting the Hospitality and Game tent. Immanuel volunteers, both adults and students, have sponsored the Hospitality Tent for 22 years, under the able direction of Elaine Schmitt and Carol Hajkaluk. This year, Immanuel’s Student Council sponsored a bake sale, raising over $500 to help with the effort.
From the moment Immanuel Principal Delaine Schiestel introduced the Nobels, they were terrific role models for the students. Not only did they express appreciation, they talked about the importance of being brave, doing your best, and being supportive of others. Judging by the robust round of applause when they finished speaking, the students also appreciated them!
To learn how you can help with Immanuel’s 2017 Special Olympics Hospitality Tent, please see Immanuelpalatine.org/special-olympics. Come on out this Sunday and cheer on Lisa and Kurt! They will be competing in race walking and mini-javelin events.