Congratulations to the 2024 Program of the Year!

Amidst the vibrant tapestry of Special Olympics Montana (SOMT), there is a wonderful example of resilience, spirit, and camaraderie that shines brighter than ever. This year, that beacon illuminates the journey of the Miles City Adults, who have been named SOMT’s 2024 Local Program of the Year.

The Local Program of the Year award recognizes a team that not only exhibits exceptional growth and commitment but also embodies the true essence of the Special Olympics spirit. The Miles City Adults have not only met but exceeded these criteria with unwavering determination.

In the wake of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this program rose from the ashes, embracing every opportunity to engage in year-round sports training and competitions. Their dedication and enthusiasm have been nothing short of inspiring. Each athlete, coach, volunteer, and family member has contributed to a program that not only fosters athletic prowess but also nurtures profound bonds of friendship and sportsmanship.

What sets this remarkable team apart is their indomitable spirit of perseverance. The Miles City Adults faced unexpected hurdles during the integration of Southeastern Area and Yellowstone Valley Area programs. Yet, they confronted these challenges head-on, rebuilding their program and emerging as formidable competitors in basketball, bowling, athletics, and beyond.

However, it is not just their athletic achievements that capture hearts—it is the infectious joy they bring to every interaction. The Miles City Adults have a unique ability to light up any room with their positivity and enthusiasm. They embody the very essence of what it means to embrace life with unwavering optimism.

This team’s exceptional resilience, passion, and spirit are truly second to none. It is with immense pleasure and excitement that we announce the Miles City Adults as the deserving recipients of Special Olympics Montana’s 2024 Local Program of the Year award.

To the Miles City Adults: your journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and community. You have not only earned this prestigious accolade but also our deepest admiration and respect. May your story continue to inspire countless others and may your triumphs pave the way for even greater accomplishments in the future.

Congratulations to the Miles City Adults—a beacon of hope, unity, and sheer determination within the Special Olympics community. Here’s to celebrating your remarkable achievements and the bright future that lies ahead.