The weather was beautiful Friday for the Baldwin County Special Olympics in Fairhope. 

Dozens of athletes competed in games that included a softball throw, wheelchair races, 50 yard dash, and much more.

The games began with the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Officers left from Fairhope High School and ran to Majors Stadium.

From there, the athletes paraded before the games officially began.

Hundreds came out to support the Special Olympic athletes including football players from schools across Baldwin County.

“They support us when we play, so we come out and support them,” said Jonathan Norris who plays for Baldwin County High School.

The Special Olympic athletes we spoke with told us they had a great time and can’t wait for next year’s games.