The Calvert County Public Schools (CCPS) Department of Special Education will host its annual Special Olympics Track and Field event on April 23, 2015 at Calvert High School in Prince Frederick. The rain date is April 24.
Sixteen coaches and 103 athletes from schools across the district are participating this year.
4×100 Meter Relay Shot Put
10 Meter Walk/Wheelchair Tennis Ball Throw
25 Meter Walk/Dash Softball Throw
200 Meter Run Standing Long Jump
100 Meter Run Running Long Jump
50 Meter Dash
Every athlete receives a participation medal and certificate, and those who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th for their event will also be pinned with a ribbon.
“This event is the highlight of each school year within our department. It is such a fun-filled and heartwarming day for all who attend. We encourage all family and friends of our athletes, as well as community members, to come support and cheer for our amazing athletes,” said Jean Hahn, CCPS Special Olympics Event Director.
Admission to the event is free.
The event has received support from the community. Sponsoring businesses and organizations include Calvert County Lion’s Club, Calvert County Sherriff’s Department, Calvert County Commissioners, Chesapeake Church, Knights of Columbus, Special Olympics Maryland, Prince Frederick Fire and Rescue Squad, and Top Hat, Inc. Support from within CCPS includes the Calvert High Choir, Calvert High NJROTC, staff from the Superintendent’s Office, members of the Board of Education, staff from the Department of Special Education and numerous student volunteers.
For more information contact JeanHahn @ email@example.com or call 410-535-7469.