Hundreds of Statewide Athletes to Compete in Summer Games
2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games June 10-12
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Striving to do your personal best will be the goal of 300 athletes and Unified Partners as they compete in the 2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games. More than 450 athletes, coaches and volunteers will come to Anchorage June 10-12 to compete, coach or cheer on these outstanding athletes. The following Alaskan communities will be participating at the Summer Games: Anchorage, Central Peninsula, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Mat-Su Valley and Valdez.
The Summer Games will commence with an Opening Ceremony on Friday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the East High School Auditorium and conclude with a Closing Ceremony Sunday, June 12 at 3:30 p.m. Throughout the weekend, athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, basketball, gymnastics and powerlifting.
While athletes are taking a break from competing, they will have the opportunity to go through Healthy Athletes, a health screening program provided by various healthcare professionals in Anchorage.
Special Olympics Alaska is an accredited program of Special Olympics Inc., a global organization that has provided sports training and competition to people with intellectual disabilities since 1968. In Alaska, Special Olympics serve more than 2,000 athletes in 10 communities around the state through local “community” training programs.
2016 Special Olympics Alaska Summer Games Schedule
June 10-12, 2016
Friday, June 10
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. Opening Ceremony East High School Auditorium
Saturday, June 11
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Basketball EHS Gym and SHWC Gym
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Athletics – Track Events East High School Track
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Healthy Athletes East High School Commons
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Powerlifting Competition East High School Auditorium
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Gymnastics Arctic Gymnastics Center
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aquatics East High School Pool
Sunday, June 12
8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Basketball EHS Gym and SHWC Gym
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Athletics – Field Events East High School Track
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aquatics East High School Pool
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony East High School Auditorium
EHS- East High School
SHWC- Special Olympics Alaska Sports, Health & Wellness Center