Move over Pyeongchang, it’s the Toddler Olympics!


Lindley, Guy and Colton, three of Saturday's Toddler Olympics winners / Nick Griffin

CULLMAN – The 2018 Winter Olympics are happening now in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Here, Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R) held its Toddler Olympics Saturday at the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center, with more than a dozen pint-sized athletes coming out to play and compete. The kids competed in relays and games while also spending some time working on art, enjoying snacks and playing on a blow-up obstacle course in the gym.

Maneka Rocca, CP&R’s recreation and event specialist, was excited to organize these Olympics and said her focus was on making sure all the kids had as much fun as possible.

“We try to do as much stuff for everyone, all age groups, as possible,” Rocca said. “So, especially with the Olympics going on right now we wanted to create something for the little kids to get them out with their family.”

Saturday’s weather got a little grey and rainy, forcing the events indoors, but Rocca was still excited with this year’s turnout.

“The weather’s been kind of bad, so we wanted to bring them in and have families still be able to go out and play and have a great time,” she said.

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