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Area 14 Special Olympics Spring Games return to SWU

    04.13.18 | Community Contagious generosity

    Special Olympics South Carolina Area 14 – Anderson County’s Spring Games – return to Southern Wesleyan University for a third year April 18.

    Children and adults from across Anderson County will compete in track and field events, which will include standing long jump, softball and tennis ball throw, 100 meter walk and run, 50 meter walk and run, 50 and 100 meter assisted walk and run, and wheelchair races. The parade of athletes will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. followed by opening ceremonies and events. Events are set to conclude by 1 p.m. 

    The Spring Games will also have events for Young athletes; athletes ages 2-7.

    Special Olympics South Carolina provides year-round athletic training and competition for 28,902 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The games offer 26 Olympic-style sports and host more than 400 competitions each year.

    Special Olympics South Carolina Area 14-Anderson County provides year round athletic training and competition and offers six different sports for athletes to train and compete in; bocce, tennis, swimming, bowling, basketball and track and field events.

    Southern Wesleyan’s President, Dr. Todd Voss says, “We are so very honored to host the Special Olympics again this year and recognize the amazing partnership we have developed! It is a highlight of our school year and a life transforming element for our students and our Special Olympians!” Hosting Anderson County’s Spring Games comes at a time when Southern Wesleyan is collaborating with disabilities and special needs boards in Anderson and Pickens counties as well as at the state level to seek ways to serve the special needs population and to provide meaningful experiences for students majoring in special education or other students interested in working with those with disabilities and special needs.

    Visit Special Olympics South Carolina Area 14-Anderson County at www.so-sc.org/area14 or email .  

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