Bedford to Host Regional Olympics Meet on May 6

BEDFORD, OH – The Bedford City School District will host the Northeast Ohio Special Olympics Track & Field, Cycling, and Volleyball State Qualifying Events on Saturday, May 6, 2017. Track & Field events will be held at Bedford Bearcat Stadium, Volleyball in the Bedford High School gymnasium, and Cycling on the track at Heskett Middle School.
Opening ceremonies and the Parade of Athletes will begin at 8:45 a.m. at Bearcat Stadium, followed by the games. Nearly 400 athletes from 12 schools/facilities from Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, and Medina Counties will compete in 24 track and field events, plus the volleyball game and four cycling races.

“Students have been preparing for weeks for this competition,” said Bedford’s Special Olympics Head Coach Tim Kallay. “This is a major event of the school year for them and they look forward to it every year. If you’ve never been to Special Olympics games before, it is a rewarding experience and a great opportunity to cheer on some hardworking, dedicated athletes!”
The regional qualifying meet prepares students to compete at the Special Olympics’ state-level competition, to be held later in the year. Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities, according to its website, Special Olympics contributes to the physical, social, and psychological development of the athletes. Through successful experiences in sports, they gain confidence and build a positive self-image which carries over into the classroom, home, job and community.


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