2012-04-12 / Local & State

Schools Sign “Spread The Word To End The R-Word” Pledge

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Forbes Road Elementary School students sign the Special Olympics pledge. Forbes Road Elementary School students sign the Special Olympics pledge. Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County was very pleased to see how the area schools rallied March 7, 2012, to Spread the Word to End the R-Word. All three school districts participated.

Upcoming events for SOPA Fulton County include: The Spring Sectional on April 22, at Saint Francis University in Loretto, as well as the Beaver Stadium Run on April 22, the track and field competition on May 12 at Central Fulton School and a summer golf tournament on August 11 at Great Cove Golf Course.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities; a cognitive delay, or a development disability, that is, functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills. For more information, please visit www.specialolympics.com.

Fulton County meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at McConnellsburg Alumni and Friends at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. 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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