From press release
Special Olympics Missouri is hosting the 47th annual St. Louis Area Spring Games this Saturday, May 7th at Westminster Christian Academy. This event is a qualifying track and field and swim meet for nearly 250 registered Special Olympics athletes in and around the St. Louis Area as they prepare for State Summer Games in Columbia, Missouri.
An Opening Ceremony is scheduled from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM at Westminster Christian Academy, rain or shine. Law Enforcement officers from across the community will participate in a Torch Run to kick off the games. Athletes will compete until 2:30 PM in a variety of running, jumping, throwing and swimming events. Athletes also have the opportunity to participate in “Healthy Smiles” dental and “FunFitness” wellness screenings in between their competition events as a part of Special Olympics Health Athletes Programs.
Area Spring Games is possible because of the generous contributions of our sponsors. Thank you to our year-round partners: Knights of Columbus, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, Missouri Association of Student Councils, Diamond Pet Foods, University of Missouri System and Casey’s General Stores.
The Area Spring Games sponsors are: Proctor & Gamble, Schnucks, Marsh and McLennan Agency, Safety National and ProPools.
About Special Olympics Missouri
Special Olympics Missouri is a year-round life-changing program for more than 16,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state. Special Olympics Missouri athletes have access to sports training, athletic competition, health, wellness and life skills opportunities, virtually and in-person, helping them develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy as they share their gifts and friendship with their fellow athletes, family, friends and community.
Special Olympics Missouri returns 85 percent of every dollar they raise back to program services. They are recognized with these honors: Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity, Charity Navigator 4-star rating and an inductee into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame – Class of 2013.
They thank their supporters for trusting them with your donations, volunteer time and your goodwill.
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