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SOMT Launches 2013 State Summer Games

03/11/2013
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About the 2013 Special Olympics Montana State Summer Games:

Over 1,000 athletes and 450 coaches from 75 statewide teams will gather in Billings to compete in 12 different sports over a three-day period May 14-17, 2013.  Competitions in the games are varied and include athletics (track & field), bowling, equestrian, bocce, gymnastics, cycling, golf, powerlifting, soccer, aquatics, triathlon, and kayaking.

Additionally, motor activities training for lower functioning athletes and Young Athletes Program (ages 2-7) are offered in conjunction with the Special Olympics all-inclusive participation mission.  Leading up to and during the Games, hundreds of students and other groups from Billings and the surrounding Yellowstone Valley area will participate in the Adopt-A-Team program whereby groups of local youth adopt Special Olympics teams attending the Games.

Key to the excitement are the action packed Opening Ceremonies with Governor Steve Bullock as Honorary Head Coach; the world famous Zooperstars; Billings’ own 7th Avenue Band; emcee Rob Griggs; and great entertainment such as Maxie Ford and other vocal groups; the Roller Dames, Rockers and other dancers; cheerleaders, magicians, bagpipers and more.

For more information, visit SOMT sports pages on the website or contact Nolan Taylor, Special Olympics Montana’s Training & Competition Coordinator, at ntaylor@somt.org.

 

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