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Monday, April 27, 2015

Special Olympics Track & Field Meet May 6

Special Olympics athletes from throughout McKean County will travel to Kane Area High School on Wednesday, May 6, to compete in the annual Special Olympics/Zippo Track & Field Meet.

Over 230 special athletes, ranging from 5 to 71 years of age, are registered to participate at the 40th annual event. Starting time is 10:00 a.m. In case of rain, the meet will be postponed to May 7. Event director is Ashley Komidar, teacher at Kane Elementary School.

Up to six athletes can qualify to represent McKean County at the Pennsylvania Special Olympics State Games at Penn State, June 4-6.

McKean Special Olympics coordinator Pat Ryan noted, “The track meet is our biggest competition of the year and our athletes have been working hard in training for this event.”

Volunteers are needed to help with the meet. They should call 368-9310 or register at the concession stand on Wednesday morning.

McKean County Special Olympics is a year-round program of sports training and competition for mentally and physically challenged athletes. In addition to track and field, programs are offered in softball, swimming, basketball, equestrian, golf, bowling and skiing.

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