Northwest Iowa Special Olympic Spring Games set for Saturday April 16th

Date posted - April 11, 2016

Iowa Special Olympics Logo 2014Sioux Center Iowa — The Special Olympics Northwest Iowa Track and Field Spring Games will be held Saturday April 16th at the Sioux Center Athletic Field. In the case of inclement weather the event will move indoors to the Dordt College Gym and Rec Center.

Opening ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 9:30 am. The track and field events begin at 9:45 and the last relay is scheduled for 1:15 pm. There are over 450 athletes registered to participate from the ages of 8 to 80. Participating athletes will represent Lyon, Osceola, Sioux, O’Brien, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Monona and Crawford counties as the Special Olympic Northwest District area.

Athletes may participate in two events and run with a relay team. There are over 200 volunteers who help to make the day a great success. First place winners will go on to compete in Ames on May 19th through the 21st at the Special Olympics Summer Games.

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