The Celtic Festival continues on Sunday.
Hammers, weights, and cabers were flying through the air in Rockefeller Gardens and Fortunato Park on Saturday, April 22. The athletes throwing them were dressed in varying colors of kilts and competing for points in hopes of competing in the international games in Scotland.
More than 60 competitors, male and female, competed as cameras snapped in hopes of capturing the excitement of the moment.
Dressed in a blue, green and gold kilt Alexander Armor positioned his wheel chair, jabbed the blue and red sheath for the sheath toss and easily cleared the bar.
A disabled veteran from Tennessee, Armor is a para-chair competitor for Scottish Heavy Athletics/Highland Games and an adaptive sports advocate. Armor created the “Gimp Style Foundation,” http://gimpstyle.org, to promote research, technology and advocacy for adaptive athletes of all types, not just those participating in the Paralympics.
“Mr. Armor will be doing an exhibition with regards to educating the public as to what disabled veterans are capable of from a wheelchair,” said Robert Gourlay, who organizes the Ormond Games along with many others across Florida and the Southeast.
Events continue on Sunday, April 23 and will include opportunities for festival-goers to try some of the various game stations from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also planned for Sunday are sheep dog demonstrations with the Craigmalloch border collies at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. and a hurling demonstration, both in Fortunato Park. At 2:40 p.m.,
a dog parade and costume competition will be held as a fundraiser for the Halifax Humane Society.