Presenting the 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Law Enforcement Torch Run, Summer Games
Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Vermont, Presented by Lamoille Valley Ford and McMahon Chevy Buick, will take place May 31 – June 3 statewide.
Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games, presented by Union Mutual of Vermont, will take place June 3 – 4, at the University of Vermont.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS AND MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES:
The Torch Run is a 4-day running event where law enforcement and public safety personnel carry the Flame of Hope from the four corners of the state into the Opening Ceremony to light the cauldron and begin the Summer Games.
Join us for Summer Games!
The 2017 Special Olympics Vermont Summer Games will take place June 3-4 at the University of Vermont. This annual event brings together nearly 600 athletes with intellectual disabilities to compete in bocce and basketball. Summer Games athletes will also have access to free hearing, vision, and dental screenings through the Healthy Athletes program. Screenings are conducted by medical professionals and students who volunteer their time and skills to ensure that Special Olympics Vermont athletes can perform at the top of their potential.
Special Olympics Vermont is part of a global movement that works year-round to foster acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. Training and competition in thirteen Olympic-type sports is available to athletes with intellectual disabilities and Unified partners (teammates without disabilities) across the state.
Saturday, June 3
Bocce and basketball competition: 10am – 3:30pm
Healthy Athletes: 10am – 3:30pm
Olympic Town: 10am – 3:30pm
Culmination of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The final leg will depart from the Windjammer at 5pm and proceed to Patrick Gym at the University of Vermont for the Opening Ceremony.
Opening Ceremony @ 5pm in UVM’s Patrick Gym. Guest speakers include Darren Parron, award winning reporter and Executive Producer at WCAX-Channel 3 news, and Amanda Pelkey, member of the US Women’s National Hockey Team and the Boston Pride hockey team.
Sunday, June 4
Competition and awards 9:30am – 3:30pm
ATTENDING SUMMER GAMES:
When you arrive, please report to volunteer check-in to receive your media badge and competition information. Please contact Liza Reed (information above) at any time prior to or during the weekend for more information.
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The hashtags for these events are #SummerGamesVT and #TorchRunVT.