On Fri Jun 13th, 9:30am – 2pm, HDSB students will participate in the 27th annual Special Athletes’ Track Meet at Craig Kielburger Secondary School, 1151 Ferguson Drive, Milton. The event includes 50m/100m/400m races, softball and beanbag throw, slalom – wheelchair or ambulatory (non-wheelchair), long jump – wheelchair (independent) or ambulatory, precision throw beanbag, precision Bocce, T-ball, traditional Bocce and Frisbee.
This year, more than 200 athletes with physical and developmental challenges are expected to participate compared to the 12 athletes who participated in the first year of operation in 1987. Coaches, school staff and home school peers, friends, family members and volunteers provide support and encouragement.
This year, the Optimist Clubs of Burlington, Oakville, Halton Hills, and Milton will be donating and serving hot dogs and hamburgers, juice/water, and freezies at the end of the meet. As a member of the Optimist Club of Burlington, I look forward to a great day serving families.