Bairnsdale police officer, Amy Frost, headed to Mount Buller as a Victoria Police representative to assist with the Multiclass Interschools and Special Olympics Vic State Winter Games.
This engagement was part of the work that the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) committee have been doing to support athletes with an intellectual disability, being the first winter games that LETR Victoria have engaged with.
There were 28 athletes, all with varying degrees of intellectual disability along with various other disabilities including cerebral palsy and vision impairment.
The first two days were spent on snow skis helping the athletes train for their race on the Wednesday with the help from Disabled Wintersports Australia guides.
Amy spoke at the multiclass annual dinner where there were over 100 guests, about Special Olympics, LETR, snowsports, and Victoria Police.
“I took my vest along for all of the athletes to try on and I think this was probably the best part of their week,” Amy said.
“On Wednesday, I lit the torch (flame of hope) for the athletes and had a small ceremony prior to the commencement of their race.
“Gale force winds at the top of the race course made this a little bit difficult but it worked.
“I was allocated the ‘keep them settled in the start gate’ job, and all athletes then completed their ski races.
“At the completion of the race, I presented the Special Olympic athletes with their medals at the top of the course.
“All in all it was a busy but great week.”
PICTURED: Victoria Police’s Amy Frist attended Mount Buller as a Victoria Police representative to assist with the Multiclass Interschools and Special Olympics Vic State Winter Games on Sunday, August 18.