2012-01-12 / Local & State

Special Olympics Athletes Ready For Competitive Play

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County Commissioner Craig Cutchall participates in the summer bocce ball tournament to raise awareness for Special Olympics PA. County Commissioner Craig Cutchall participates in the summer bocce ball tournament to raise awareness for Special Olympics PA. Special Olympics Pennsylvania held its first Fulton County bocce ball tournament at the Mc- Connellsburg Lions Club on Thursday August 11, 2011. The tournament was quite successful with more than 60 in attendance and included several local “celebrities” who came out to join in the fun.

After a few months of practice, Fulton County athletes are ready for their first official bocce ball competition, which is slated for January 18, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in the McConnellsburg Alumni Building.

“The competition will not be limited to the Special Olympic Fulton County athletes though; everyone is welcome to come and participate for competitive play. Although only the athletes will receive medals, community players will receive a Special Olympics Tshirt and certificate. There will be several categories, including children and adults. “We would really like the community to come out and participate. We want to educate the community first on what bocce ball is and also what Special Olympics is all about,” says local manager Mindi Graham.”

Kathy Kendall will be the master of ceremonies and will coordinate the tournament. Volunteers will have tables set up with Special Olympics merchandise available for purchase and several area agencies will be on hand with activities for everyone and refreshments.

If you are interested in coaching this sport, or would like to volunteer, please contact local manager Mindi Graham at 717-816- 5771.

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