On Friday, June 16, 2017, students from the Halton District School Board will participate in the 30th annual Special Athletes' Track Meet at Garth Webb Secondary School, 2820 Westoak Trails Blvd, Oakville. The track meet for athletes with physical and developmental challenges will take place from 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. Opening Ceremonies begin at 10 a.m.
This year, more than 300 special athletes are expected to participate; in 1987, when the first meet was held, there were only 12 special athletes participating. Coaches, school staff and home school peers, friends, family members and volunteers provide support and encouragement for the athletes.
The Special Athletes' events will include 50m/100m/400m races, softball throw, slalom – wheelchair or ambulatory (non-wheelchair), long jump – wheelchair (independent) or ambulatory, precision throw beanbag, precision Bocce, T-ball, traditional Bocce and Frisbee.
This event provides Special Athletes with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and celebrate their successes with fellow students, friends and family.
The Optimists Clubs of Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington will once again be donating and serving hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks, and freezies at the meet.
Note to the Media: Please RSVP to Jason Misner, Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org as a staff person will be assigned to help expedite your visit on the day of the event.
For additional information, contact:
Mark Zonneveld, Superintendent-Student Services
Halton District School Board
905-335- 3663; Toll-free: 1-877- 618-3456