Mecklenburg County’s 2019 Special Olympics Spring Games Are Almost Here

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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 Opening Ceremony at Bojangles’ Coliseum on Monday, April 29. Parking is free at all Spring Games events.

Members of the media are welcome to visit and cover any of the Springs Games events. In addition, interviews with Special Olympics athletes, coaches and volunteers can be arranged. Please call 704-358-1935, ext. 162, for more information.

The Spring Games agenda is as follows:

Thursday, April 11

All athletes

10 a.m. – 1 p.m…………………. Swim Competition

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

More information about SOMC:
Website: www.sonc.net/local-programs/mecklenburg-county

Facebook: Special Olympics Mecklenburg County

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