Special Olympics Texas is hosting the Track and Field Competition for 275 Special Olympic athletes from 23 counties across the Big Country on the Abilene Christian University Campus, Saturday May 3.
All athletes 12 years and up will be competing in track and field events to qualify for the statewide Summer Games that will be held in Arlington May 26-29.
During the competition athletes will do various track and field events from high jump, tennis ball throw, wheelchair races, to distance walks.
Athletes Ann Young and Steve West will be honored during the opening ceremony. Young and West are member of the Abilene Tigers and have been involved with Special Olympics Texas for 27 years.
Opening Ceremonies will kick off at 9:30 a.m. at ACU’s Elmer Gray Field with competition beginning at 10 a.m.