Special Olympics Spring Games here Saturday
Iowa Park High School will host the Special Olympics Spring Games 2016 this Saturday in Hawk Stadium.
Approximately 500 athletes and 45 coaches from the North Texas area are slated to participate, including from the counties of Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young.
Events include aquatics, track and field, basketball, bocce, bowling, cycling, equestrian, flag football, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and soccer.
IPHS teacher and event coordinator Kayla Lalumia said that much work is ongoing, and that more volunteer help would be welcome.
“We would love to see more community support, and get some volunteers to come help set up,” she said. Lalumia noted that volunteers are needed tomorrow at Hawk Stadium to help put up tents, and set up chairs and tables.
“We still need volunteers to help get the lunches put together Friday evening,” she added. Anyone interested can contact her at email@example.com. Workers will be at the high school Friday morning, if anyone wishes to come help.
Lalumia said that many W.F. George Middle School students have signed up to help and will be in the cheering section for the games. “We would love to see them bring encouraging signs and noise makers to help cheer the athletes on.”
The Special Olympics Spring Games 2016 will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with a procession of participating teams, Andrew Morrow singing the National Anthem, a Mascot Relay and autograph signing.
Also, a photo booth, Kona Ice, concessions by the lowa Park Athletic Boosters, Athlete Village, and performance by the band Crossfire.