Special Olympics IL Spring 2013

May 5, 2013 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lake Zurich High School
300 Church St.
Lake Zurich, IL 60047

At the Area 13 Spring Games, approximately 403 athletes are expected to compete in athletics (track & field), the most popular of 19 sports offered by Special Olympics Illinois.  

The event begins at 9:00 AM with Opening Ceremonies.  Competition follows immediately and will conclude around 3:00 PM.   All athletes will march in the parade of athletes and recite the Special Olympics oath:  'Let me win.  But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.'  
The running of the torch with the 'Flame of Hope' and the lighting of the cauldron signifies the opening of the games.

Athletes will compete in the 50, 100, 200, 400, 800 & 1500 Meter Runs
Standing & Running Long Jumps
Shot Put
Tennis & Softball Throw
100 & 400 Walk Races
Wheelchair Competitions and Assisted Races.
Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.



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