Last year, approximately 6,500 people participated in the Special Olympics Sports and Arts Festival, including 1,055 special needs athletes and 450 artists. The Special Olympics program is one activity that unifies all of us.
On November 17th, Kadena Air Base and the U.S. military services including Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force, in partnership with Okinawa City, Kadena Town, Chatan Town and Okinawa Prefecture Government (OPG), will host the 13th Annual Special Olympic Games and Art Festival for special needs Okinawan and American adult and child athletes.
Opening ceremonies for the Games will take place at 9:45 a.m., and we would be honored if you would attend and meet the athletes and artists.
Special Olympic Games
Date: Saturday, 17 November, 2012
Time: 0945 – 1600
Place: Risner Fitness Center, Kadena Air Base
Purpose: To work with our Okinawan partners, reaching out to the community to embrace special needs athletes and artists, fostering good will and fun for all.
Fees: Free to all participants
Sport Events: Ground Golf, Basketball Skills, Soccer Skills, Frisbee Toss, Softball Throw, 30m Dash, 50m Dash, 100m Dash, 200m Dash, 400m Dash, 400m Relay, 50m Wheelchair Race and Floor Hockey etc.