Fifteen young women made their debuts Saturday at the 63rd annual Sweetheart Ball and Cotillion at Firestone Country Club.

The debs are chosen for their academic achievements and school and community service.

The event benefits Special Olympics of Ohio, Area 10. Glen Blakeney and Pam Davis, co-directors, said the debutantes work closely with the Special Olympics athletes, writing letters of encouragement, baking cookies for their parties, volunteering to help out at spring games, and presenting awards to the athletes.

Read more about the Sweetheart Ball and see photos at https://bit.ly/2SUeAZq.