• Over 1,300 Special Olympics athletes expected at Mecklenburg County Spring Games

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    More than 1,300 Special Olympics athletes are expected to compete in track and field, softball, swimming and other events during the 2019 Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Spring Games on April 11 and April 24 through May 1.

     

    Roughly 800 volunteers and 150 coaches will support Spring Games events at Bojangles’ Coliseum, Charlotte Country Day School, Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center, Hough High School and Huntersville Family Fitness & Aquatics Center.

     

    2019 marks the 36th year Charlotte Country Day School has hosted the Special Olympics Mecklenburg County Spring Games.

     

    All events are free and open to the public, including the ppening peremony at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Monday, April 29. Parking is free at all Spring Games events.

     

    Thursday, April 11

    All athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Swim Competition

    Location: Huntersville Family Fitness and Aquatics, 11725 Verhoeff Dr., Huntersville, NC

     

    Wednesday, April 24
    All athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m

    Swim Competition

    Location: Mecklenburg County Aquatics Center, 800 E. M.L.K. Jr Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208

     

    Friday, April 26

    Middle/High Athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.               

    Track & Field, Motor Activities, Softball Team Competition

    Location: Hough High School, 12420 Bailey Rd., Cornelius, NC 28031

     

    Opening Ceremony, Monday April 29

    All Athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    Location: Bojangles’ Coliseum, 2700 Independence Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28205

     

    Tuesday, April 30

    Middle/High/Adult Athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m Track & Field Competition

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m Softball Skills

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Motor Activities

    Location: Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226

     

    Wednesday, May 1
    Elementary Athletes

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Track & Field Competition

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                Softball Teams, Softball Skills

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m.                Motor Activities

    10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Young Athletes Program
    Location: Charlotte Country Day School, 1440 Carmel Rd., Charlotte, NC 28226

     

    More information about SOMC:

    Website: www.sonc.net/local-programs/mecklenburg-county

     

    If you have an inspiring story to share, contact Kevin Campbell, WSOC-TV WAXN-TV Telemundo Charlotte public affairs manager, kevin.campbell@wsoctv.com.


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    About Special Olympics North Carolina

    Special Olympics North Carolina offers year-round sports training and competition for nearly 40,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These athletes inspire greatness through their success and provide motivation to the thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.  SONC offers Olympic-type competition in 19 sports on local and state levels. Visit Special Olympics North Carolina at www.specialolympicsnc.com

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