WASHOUGAL — Team Lightning was the champion of Washougal High School’s Special Olympics Unified Rocket League for e-gaming. Team Raptor took third place at the competition, which was played March 6-7.
The event combines Special Olympics athletes and partners as teammates on sports teams for training and competition.
“It was hard for students when typical and unified school sports were canceled last year,” high school Unified coach and Jemtegaard Middle School art teacher Dani Allen said in a news release. “And this group is often one that gets overlooked. So the Special Olympics created this new competition to make connections to others and be involved in something that was important to them.”
Rocket League is a popular e-gaming program that pits two three-person teams against each other in a competition.