Press Release – Thursday April 26 – Friday, April 27, 2018 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes from Wyoming’s northeastern communities of Crook County, Upton, Gillette ,Newcastle, Sheridan, and Buffalo will compete at Area IV Summer Games held in Gillette. This competition is in preparation for the State Summer Games that will be held in Laramie, WY on May 17-19, 2018. State Summer Games is one of the four main Special Olympics Wyoming competition events held each year. Athletes compete in Aquatics, Track & Field, Basketball, and Powerlifting.
The 2018 Area IV Summer Games schedule:
Thursday April 26, 2018
- 10:30 – 11:30 Opening Ceremonies Campbell County Recreation Center Field House
- 11:30 – 12:30 Lunch
- 1:00 – 4:30 Basketball Campbell County Recreation Center BB Courts
- 6:00 – 9:00 Dinner and Dance South Campus Cafeteria and Commons
Friday April 27, 2018
- 9:00 – 12:30 Track and Field Campbell County Recreation Center Field House
Aquatics Campbell County Recreation Center Pool
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend to support and cheer on local athletes as they qualify for upcoming statewide competition. If you have questions about Area II Games, please visit http://www.sowy.org/index.php/programs/local-and-area-programs or call Dan Lang at the Special Olympics Wyoming office at (307) 235-3062.
Special Olympics Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization providing year-round sports training, athletic competition and other related programs to children and adults with intellectual disabilities; offering them continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship. Special Olympics Wyoming changes lives by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities, promoting acceptance for all, and fostering communities of understanding and respect.
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