Special Olympics athletes train hard with Toledo Police Athletic Asscoiation
Lucas County Special Olympics has paired up with the Police Athletic Association and have started a conditioning program to help our athletes get fit and have fun while doing it. If you would like more information please call Kelley Watson at 419-380-5109. See photos by clicking here.
Two Lucas County athletes compete in National Special Olympics
Two athletes from Lucas County represented Ohio at the National Special Olympics Games in Seattle, Washington. More than 4,000 athletes and coaches representing 50 state Programs and the District of Columbia, along with the support of tens of thousands of volunteers and spectators, competed in 14 Olympic-type team and individual sports.
Golfer Chris Cash and unifed partner Tom King placed fifth in golf in their division.
Brian Mignin, powerlifter, took gold in all three of his events (bench press, deadlift and overall).
We are very proud of both athletes!!
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!
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.