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Summer Games Young Athletes Festival

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Young Athlete Festival Sites – Check-in will begin at 9:30, event will begin at 10:00 for all festival location & date.

  • Cony High School: Thursday May 30th
  • Yarmouth Middle School: Friday May 31st 
  • University of Maine @ Summer Games: Friday June 7th

Description: Welcome to the Young Athletes Festival, a joyful celebration dedicated to our youngest athletes aged 2-7 who are eagerly exploring the world of sports and play. While they may not yet be ready for our traditional sporting events, this festival offers them a vibrant platform to showcase their budding talents and enthusiasm.

At the festival, participants will engage in a variety of sports and play skills stations carefully designed to nurture their development. From mastering foundational skills to honing techniques in walking, running, balance, jumping, trapping, catching, throwing, striking, and kicking, each station offers a dynamic and enriching experience.

For those who have dedicated themselves to the 6-8 week program offered through their community center or school, the festival serves as a rewarding culmination of their hard work and dedication. It’s a moment to celebrate their progress and achievements.

For newcomers attending the festival for the first time, it’s an exciting introduction to the world of Young Athletes and Special Olympics. It’s a chance to experience the joy of sportsmanship and camaraderie in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join us as we come together to celebrate the spirit of athleticism and the boundless potential of our young stars at the Young Athletes Festival.

Requirements to attend: Each Athletes must complete SOMaine Youth Athletes Registration Packet

To ensure the safety and well-being of all participants, we kindly ask that all adults supporting athletes complete the following steps:

  1. Complete a Background Check
  2. Fill out the Special Olympics Maine Class A Volunteer & Unified Partner Registration Form, Release & Communicable Disease Waiver.
  3. Undertake Protective Behaviors training

These necessary forms and training sessions are essential safeguards for everyone involved in our Special Olympics events, including athletes, coaches, and volunteers. Once completed, they will remain valid for a duration of three years. Thank you for your cooperation in making this event a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

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Details

Date:
June 7
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Venue

The University of Maine
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469 United States

Organizer

Grace Stultz
Email:
graces@somaine.org