East Syracuse-Minoa wrestlers participated June 9 in a torch run for the Special Olympics that will soon be coming through the Syracuse area.
The team volunteered to join a leg of the run to honor their fellow teammate Matt Rivette who was born with cerebral palsy. He has been a member of the wrestling team up until this year.
The group ran from the corner of Route 5 and Burdick Street to Lyndon Corners where Rivette and his mother were waiting for the runners to pass by.
Instead, the boys picked up Rivette and continued to run with him in his wheelchair to their destination in front of Wegman's in DeWitt.
"This touched his heart so much," said his mother Jackie Schermerhorn, full of emotion. "He had no idea."