Recreation & Parks News

Recreation and Parks - April 4, 2019

More than 800 athletes ages 3 and up throughout Forsyth County will participate in the 2019 Special Olympics Forsyth County Spring Games, to be held April 10-12 at Bishop McGuinness High School, 1725 NC Highway 66 South, Kernersville. 

The public is invited to come and cheer on the athletes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day as they compete in track and field events, including relay races, softball throw, and 50- and 100-meter dash, walk and wheelchair races. 

Opening ceremonies for the games will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, and will include Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines; Kernersville Mayor Dawn Morgan; Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Director William Royston; Angela Evans-Everett of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, and Jennifer Averill, the coach of the Wake Forest University field hockey team. Winston-Salem Police Chief Catrina Thompson will open the games.

More than 700 volunteers are signed up to help run the games, including staff, faculty and students at Bishop McGuinness High School.

For more information about Special Olympics Forsyth County and the Spring Games, call CityLink 311.

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