Countdown to the Special Olympics – Mini Olympics at Rundle Mall
The countdown to the Special Olympics starts at Rundle Mall Saturday 7 April 2018.
The official countdown to the Special Olympics National Games will begin this Saturday with a mini Olympics event in Gawler Place, Rundle Mall and a torch ceremony which will mark the start of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. Four events of the Special Olympics will be showcased at the Coles Mini Olympic Games which will officially start when the law enforcement officers and the mounted squad arrive at Gawler Place.
Special Olympic athletes will be joined by Special Olympic ambassadors such as Sally Hunter, Brett Maher and Daniel Kirk to “play off” against each other in Basketball, Tenpin Bowling, Soccer and Golf, with the public warmly invited to have a go.
The event will run from 10.30am until 2pm with free giveaways and medal presentations occurring throughout day thanks to Coles. Participation is free.
Coles State General Manager Sophie Wong said Coles was delighted to put on the Mini Olympics to help create awareness about the upcoming games.
“The Mini Olympics is a great way to celebrate the fact the National Games will begin in Adelaide in less than two weeks. We are very proud to sponsor the Games for the first time this year. It is part of our commitment to encourage greater inclusion in our communities and help young people to lead active, healthy lifestyles. We congratulate all the athletes on their involvement in the Games and know they will inspire so many Australians when they compete in Adelaide later this month,” she said.
Law Enforcement Torch Run:
The event also marks the start of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, with SA Police travelling to the banks of the Might Murray River in Mildura to officially receive the Flame of Hope from the Victorian Police custodians on Monday. From there, the Police will travel 1400km over 8 days and 12 runs to raise awareness of the National Games before heading back to Government House on the 16th in time for the Opening Ceremony that evening at the Titanium Security Arena.
About the Special Olympics:
The Special Olympics National Games will see 1000 athletes with intellectual disabilities compete across 11 sports from 16 April 2018.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Special Olympics website here
What: Special Olympics Countdown Mini Olympics
When: Saturday 7 April 2018 | 10:30am – 2pm
Where: Gawler Place | Rundle Mall, Adelaide
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