Graves Co., Mayfield Special Olympics registration set for Graves High football field 3:15-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 18
Graves County and Mayfield Special Olympics registration plus track and field practice begin Wednesday, March 18, from 3:15-4 p.m. at the Graves County High School football field track. All interested, eligible Special Olympics athletes, volunteers or Unified Partners (which are non-disabled peers who compete alongside a Special Olympics athlete) may attend to learn more. Anyone unable to attend, may phone Jackie Lear at 270-705-4105.
The regular competition season runs from March through April. State competition takes place in Richmond June 5-7. For more about Special Olympics Kentucky, log on to soky.org.
Special Olympics is the world’s largest program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through Special Olympics, individuals with intellectual disabilities gain skills that enhance every aspect of their lives. They develop physical abilities, make friends, learn discipline, build self-esteem and participate in their community.
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all persons 8 years of age and older with intellectual disabilities. It offers developmental sporting events for those athletes who also have physical limitations that might require altering the traditional aspects of any given sport as well as unified sports, which include events paired with non-disabled peers.