Special Olympics, UNUM team up for bocce

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Kyle Mitchell of Navigators of Auburn competes in the annual Special Olympics Maine Cumberland County Unified Bocce Team Tournament Friday, Dec. 2, at UNUM Life Insurance Co. in Portland. Sixteen teams – each made up of two athletes and two non-Special Olympics partners – competed, and UNUM provided lunch and refreshments. As an added treat, athletes were able to decorate Christmas cookies, create Christmas stockings for guests at Preble Street, and write Christmas cards to military personnel. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

Special Olympics athlete David St. Claire and non-Special Olympics partner Craig Lewin of Thatcher Brook Center of Biddeford celebrate a match-winning throw at the Special Olympics Maine Cumberland County Unified Bocce Team Tournament Friday, Dec. 2, at UNUM in Portland. (Dan D’Ippolito / For The Forecaster)

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