5/20/15: Tomorrows Special Olympics VA Area 6 Track Event is Canceled
Based on the updated forecast it appears that there is an increasing probability for the potential of heavy rain.
In the interest of safety the event below will be canceled. Another date will not be scheduled.
On Thursday May 21, 2015, Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Rd, Midlothian VA will host the Annual Area 6 Special Olympics Track and Field Event beginning at 10 AM. The school marching band will “kick off” the event leading a parade of almost 200 Special Olympics Athletes from Chesterfield County and the surrounding areas around the track. The parade of athletes will be followed by an opening ceremony and the start of almost 400 track field events. Awards will be given out throughout the day.
We appreciate all L. C. Bird High School did to setup our summer games scheduled to take place on May 1. Unfortunately they were not able to reschedule the games so Manchester High School graciously offered to host the track meet as a replacement on Thursday, May 21. The Manchester HS Event will only be for Track and Field as they are unable to host a tennis competition because the courts are unavailable at that time.
Special Olympics Virginia is a year-round program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Through work in health education, community building and sports, Special Olympics is addressing inactivity, injustice, intolerance and social isolation by encouraging and empowering people with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics Virginia (www.specialolympicsva.org), created by The Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation, is a year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Area 6 Special Olympics serves approximately 1,000 athletes in the Richmond metropolitan area and the surrounding counties. For further information about this event, contact Michael J. Marretti at (804) 370-5926 or firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information on how to support, volunteer or get involved with Special Olympics, contact Kristin Wilkens, or email@example.com