The Special Olympics Aroostook County Area Management Team is pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Spring Games will be held on Friday, May 13, at the Johnson Athletic Complex at the Presque Isle Middle School.

Special Olympics Aroostook County

The Opening Ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. Registration is from 8:30 to 9 a.m. and members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend the day’s activities.

The local Spring Games are generally held on the third Friday in May, but have been moved to the second Friday of the month this year to accommodate school schedules.

More than 300 athletes from Houlton to Fort Kent are expected to participate in this year’s event, which will include competitions in the standing long jump, 100-meter run, softball throw and relay races.

Every year, scores of coaches, parents, aides, school officials and athletes gather at the athletic complex for a day of competition, achievement and valiant efforts.

Winners at the Aroostook Spring Games are eligible to compete at the Special Olympics Maine Summer Games, which will be held June 8 to 10 at the University of Maine in Orono. Top finishers there go on to compete at the national Special Olympics.

For more information about the Spring Games in Presque Isle or to become a volunteer for the Special Olympics Aroostook County Area Management Team, please contact Michele Blackstone at micheleblackstone@yahoo.com.

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