Queens County’s Special Olympic athletes will be promoting the competition with a torch run through Liverpool on Friday June 4th at 1:00pm.
Special Olympics is an organization dedicated to providing year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with an intellectual disability. Special Olympics Nova Scotia (SONS) currently has over 1200 athletes from across the province who are enrolled in regular sports programs with their own communities.
Michelin has been in partnership with the organization since 1986 and are the founding Partner in the Nova Scotia Special Olympic Summer Games. In addition to this, the company has also formed a SONS/Michelin school program, which continues students and faculty on the importance of Special Olympics.
As part of Michelin’s commitment to SONS; Special Olympic athletes, students, faculty, Michelin employees, family members, and local community members will join in Torch Runs to spread the Special Olympics message on foot. A torch is carried around the communities at each of the three Michelin sites in Nova Scotia, announcing the Nova Scotia Special Olympic Summer Games. In addition to the 2010 the Liverpool Torch Run on June 4th, the Bridgewater run will be held Thursday, June 3rd. Liverpool’s Run will have representatives from the three local schools as well as RCMP and Special Olympics athletes from the area. All are encouraged to come out and cheer the runners on as they make their way through town.
This year the games will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville on June 18th, 19th and 20th.