Competition Concludes at Special Olympics Minnesota's 2010 Summer Games

Jun 19, 2010, 01:00 ET from Special Olympics Minnesota

Athletes compete today in track and Field, Gymnastics, Tennis and Volleyball

MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the last day of competition at the Special Olympics Minnesota's 2010 Summer Games. Volleyball competition will take place on the third floor of the University of Minnesota's Recreation Center (1906 University Avenue SE) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and tennis competition will be held at Life Time Fitness in Lakeville (18425 Dodd Boulevard) from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. In addition, artistic gymnastics competition will start at 2 p.m. and conclude at 5:30 p.m. at Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club in Minnetonka (131 Cheshire Lane, Suite 100). Track and Field events continue today at the Bierman Athletics Complex from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Today in Olympic Town athletes can sing karaoke on the Olympic Town Stage and enjoy performances by Fidgety Fairy Tales. In the Healthy Athletes Village, athletes can participate in a number of free health screenings and activities, including Opening Eyes from 9 a.m. to noon, Health Promotion from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Today's health fair activities include a blood glucose screening by Health East, 9 a.m. to noon, and chair massages from the students of Globe University/Minnesota School of Business—Massage Therapy. Healthy Athletes is a free health screening initiative designed to increase the health and fitness of people with intellectual disabilities, a medically underserved population. The Healthy Athletes program works to improve access to health care by providing free screenings, making referrals to local health practitioners and training health professionals and students about the needs of people with intellectual disabilities.

For more information, visit Special Olympics Minnesota's Web site at www.specialolympicsminnesota.org or contact Kristen Lancaster at 612-791-5346 or kristen.lancaster@somn.org.

Special Olympics Minnesota offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round sports training and competition. Through Special Olympics' athletic, health and leadership programs, people with intellectual disabilities transform themselves, their communities and the world.

Below is the 2010 Summer Games Schedule of Events

2010 Summer Games Schedule of Events



Saturday, June 19


University of Minnesota Bierman Athletics Complex


Track and Field Competition

8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Olympic Town

9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Healthy Athletes Village


Opening Eyes

9 a.m.–noon

Health Fair: Health East, Glucose Screenings

9 a.m.–noon

Health Promotion

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Health Fair: Chair Massage

Noon–4 p.m.

University of Minnesota Recreation Center (3rd Floor)


Volleyball Competition

9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Life Time Fitness, Lakeville


Tennis Competition

9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mini-Hops Gymnastics Club, Minnetonka


Artistic Gymnastics Competition

25:30 p.m.



SOURCE Special Olympics Minnesota



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