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SCVNews.com | May 20: Special Olympics Santa Clarita Spring Regional Games | 05-12-2017
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More than 500 Special Olympic athletes will compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals at Special Olympics Santa Clarita 2017 Regional Spring Games on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The games will feature athletes from Antelope Valley, Kern County, Santa Barbara, South Bay, Southeast LA, Tri-Valley and Ventura County Regions. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and we are hoping to fill our stands with “Fans in the Stands” who can cheer on the athletes as they compete in the sports of basketball, bocce and track. Basketball teams will include men’s, coed, and women’s.

“These games are a great time for the community to see our athletes compete and experience the true meaning of sportsmanship.” said Laura Mayo, Regional Director, Special Olympics Santa Clarita.

The day will begin with the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 am at Hart High School Track. The ceremony includes the traditional Parade of Athletes, the dramatic arrival of the Flame of Hope®, and the lighting of the cauldron, which signifies the official start to the Games.

Special Olympics athletes will compete in Basketball at Hart High School, West Ranch High School, and Boys and Girls Club, Bocce at Newhall Park and Track will be at Hart High School. Gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons are presented after each competitions. This event possible with the support volunteers and with generous contributions from individuals and sponsors. To volunteer for the 2017 Spring Regional games you can call our office (661)253-2121 or go to https://sosc.org/volunteer/dayofevent#sctv to find out more information.

Special Olympics Southern California has been changing lives through the power of sport for more than 40 years and offers opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-round sports training and competition. For more information about how to compete, coach or contribute, visit www.sosc.org/scvtv or contact us at (661)489-0540 or email Lmayo@sosc.org.

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