Special Olympics Illinois Western/Area 4 Spring Games (Sat. May 9, 2015 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)
Families, volunteers and spectators will be cheering on men and women, boys and girls – all Special Olympics athletes - as they compete in the largest area event of the year for Special Olympics Illinois Area 4.
The public is invited to watch the competition and experience the joy of achievement by Special Olympics athletes. Area 4 is composed of athletes from Fulton, Mercer, Knox, Henderson, Rock Island, Warren and McDonough Counties. At the Area 4 Spring Games, approximately 300 athletes are expected to compete in athletics (track & field), the most popular of 19 sports offered by Special Olympics Illinois.
The event begins with an Opening Ceremony and the competition immediately follows. Athletes will compete in the 50-, 100-, 200-, 400-, 800-Meter Runs, Standing and Running Long Jumps, Shot Put, Tennis and Softball Throw, 400 &, 800-Meter Walk Races, Wheelchair Competitions and Assisted Races. Athletes compete in divisions by gender and ability levels.