Special Olympics Iowa State Summer Games May 17-19 in Ames
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
The Special Olympics Iowa State Summer Games will take place in Ames May 17-19 with nearly 3,000 Special Olympics Iowa athletes from across the state competing on the Iowa State University campus. “This is the largest Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) event held during the year,” said SOIA Vice President of Program Pam Wagner. “Athletes, their families and coaches travel to Ames from every part of the state for this competition.”
Athletes of all ages and ability will have the opportunity to participate in various sports and activities including: aquatics (swimming), athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, developmental sports, soccer skills, 7-on-7 team soccer and tennis at locations on the ISU campus.
More than 1,400 coaches and chaperones as well as 2,000 volunteers will donate their time to make this event a success.
The Opening Ceremonies will be held in Hilton Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 17. During the ceremony, Special Olympics Iowa athletes will parade into the coliseum, and the flame to officially start the Games will be lit. The public is invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies and cheer for the athletes during competition.
For a complete schedule of events, please visit the SOIA website at www.soiowa.org.
Contributed by Special Olympics Iowa
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