Special Olympics

Two Lucas County Athletes Heading to Nationals in 2018!!

Congratulations to Chris Cash and unifed golf partner Tom King for being selected to represent Ohio in the 2018 National Games held in Seattle, Washington June 30th- July 6th 2018. Chris and Tom will be golfing there.

Brian Mignin joined Special Olympics last year as a powerlifter. Brian went to 2017 Summer games where he received 3 gold medals. Brian can bench an impressive 315 pounds.

Congratulations to both of you and go Team Ohio!!

Chris Cash and Tom King (middle)
Brian Mignin at the top of the podium

Area IV Spring Games

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eleven counties competed in the area qualifier on Saturday May 12th at Sylvania Southview High School. Over 400 athletes competed in track and field, volleyball, and bocce ball.  Unfortunately cycling had to be canceled due to the weather conditions. Even though it was a dreary, rainy day, our athletes stuck it out and were able to get through all the events. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers we had this year and everyone who attended.

Golf Scramble a big success!

Lucas County Special Olympics held a golf scramble on Saturday May 19th to raise money to send 3 athletes to National games. We had 29 teams attend we had many familiar faces there participating. Thank you to everyone that attended and we plan on doing it again next year!!

 

Donation will help athletes attend national games

Brian Mignin and Chris Cash accept a check for $1,000 donated by staff at Root, Inc. in Sylvania. The money will help defray costs for the athletes to attend the National Games in Seattle this summer. A heartfelt thanks goes to the staff at Root.

Program aims to improve health of Special Olympics athletes

Healthy Athletes is a new program offered in collaboration with the University of Toledo designed to improve the health and fitness of athletes and their ability to train and compete in Special Olympics as well as in life.  Read more about this innovative effort at this link.