2012-07-19 / Family

Special Olympics Summer Activities

Special Olympics Pennsylvania Fulton County management is happy to announce the following upcoming fundraising events:

July 28: all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and silent auction – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Cito United Methodist Church, by donation.

August 11: bocce ball tournament– 4 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building.

August 25: carwash and bake sale – 8:30 a.m. at All Things Automotive.

August 26: Hagerstown Suns baseball game – 1:05 p.m. against the Delmarva Bluebirds at Municipal Stadium, Hagerstown. Cost is $9. Tickets on sale now.

September 29: Buddy Walk for Down syndrome – 2 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building.

Upcoming competition events:

September 30: Central Fall sectional for bocce ball at Juniata College.

October 6: Invitational for bocce ball – 2 p.m. at the Mc- Connellsburg Alumni & Friends building for Franklin, Fulton and Bedford counties.

November 2-4: state competitions all weekend at Villanova University.

Manager and coach Mindi Graham said, “We have a lot of things going on the next several months and hope you can attend the fundraising events to help offset some of the costs for the athletes to compete. We look forward to adding snowshoe competition as winter sport this year.”

Graham also said that “Special Olympics Fulton County is looking for volunteers that can help with fundraisers and at competitions and are also in need of an outreach coordinator that will assist in finding athletes and spreading news about Special Olympics.” Anyone interested, please contact Mindi Graham at 717-816- 5771. Athletes ages 7 and up are strongly encouraged to sign up. Please call today to see how you can help or participate. The next meeting is scheduled for August 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the McConnellsburg Alumni & Friends building.

Special Olympics Pennsylvania (SOPA) 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, visit www.specialolympics.com.

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