CLOSE TO 2,000 ATHLETES FROM ALL OVER OHIO TO COMPETE IN COLUMBUS JUNE 24-26 FOR STATE’S LARGEST SPECIAL OLYMPICS EVENT
Special Olympics Ohio to open 2022 State Summer Games at The Ohio State University with Opening Ceremonies this Friday, June 24, 2022
WHAT – The 2022 Special Olympics Ohio State Summer Games.
WHO – Almost 2,000 athletes from 54 Ohio counties and 82 local Special Olympics organizations will participate
WHEN – Friday, June 24, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. – Opening Ceremonies; Saturday, June 25, from 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Sport Competitions; Sunday, June 26, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Sports Competitions
WHERE – Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium at The Ohio State University for Opening Ceremonies; Multiple venues located throughout the campus for competitions, see the schedule below.
WHY – The State Summer Games officially kick off with the Opening Ceremonies which will include nearly all participants in an exciting Parade of Athletes and the dramatic entrance into the stadium of the torch bearing the Flame of Hope after the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio. Summer Games competition will be held Friday (6/24) afternoon and evening, all day on Saturday (6/25), and on Sunday (6/26) morning. For your convenience competition schedules and venue information can be found on-line at: sooh.org.
About Special Olympics Ohio
Special Olympics Ohio is part of the global inclusion movement using sport, health, education, and leadership programs to empower people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Ohio provides year- round sports training and competition in 21 different sports for 20,000 children and adults, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more information go to SOOH.org. You can also follow SOOH on our social media platforms:
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