*Due to inclement weather expected this week, be advised the Special Athletes' Track Meet scheduled for this Friday has been postponed until Tuesday, June 18 at Garth Webb SS.
On Friday, June 14, 2019, students from the Halton District School Board will participate in the 32nd 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 320 athletes are expected to participate, a significant increase considering only 12 athletes participated when the event began in 1987. Coaches, school staff and home school peers, friends, family members and volunteers provide support and encouragement for the athletes.
The Special Athletes’ events include 50m/100m races, softball throw (precision and distance), bean bag throw, Bocce (traditional), T-ball, and Frisbee throw. Additional events and stations have been added to the schedule including hoops/ropes and sensory exploration stations.
This event provides Special Athletes with an opportunity to demonstrate their skills and celebrate their successes with fellow students, friends and family. The Optimist Clubs of Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville and Burlington will be donating and serving hot dogs, hamburgers and cold drinks at the meet.
The rain/heat date for this event will be Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at Garth Webb Secondary School.
*Note to the Media: Please RSVP to Jason Misner, Communications Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org to help expedite your visit on the day of the event.
For additional information, contact:
Mark Zonneveld, Superintendent of Education
Halton District School Board
905-631-6120 | Toll-free 1-877-618-3456