|Lt. Gov. Simon to kick off Special Olympics Spring games|
|News Releases - Sports & Recreation|
|Written by Kara Beach|
|Friday, 26 April 2013 09:12|
CARBONDALE – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will launch the opening ceremonies for the 2013 Special Olympics Spring Games in Carbondale on Friday. More than 500 athletes will compete in track and field events with an additional 600-plus family members and volunteers cheering on the participants.
Athletes who win a gold medal at the area-level Games qualify to compete in the Special Olympics State Summer Games at Illinois State University in June. More than 3,500 athletes are expected to compete in the Summer Games.
“These athletes have put forth a great deal of time and energy to prepare for the Spring Games, and I look forward to celebrating their accomplishments and cheering them on with their family and friends,” Simon said.
DATE: Friday, April 26
TIME: 9:15 a.m.
PLACE: Carbondale Community High School football field, 1301 E. Walnut, Carbondale###
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