Special Olympics hosts athletics competition

Special Olympics Quebec hosts the Youth Games for children to participate in athletic competitions

On June 19, Special Olympics Quebec will be holding its third annual Youth Games for children living with intellectual disabilities. Young athletes between 2 and 12 will compete in various activities that work on fundamental movements and motor skills through relay races, soccer games and other sports-related events.

According to Philippe Desgagnés, sports coordinator at Special Olympics Quebec, the goal is to bring physical activity to children with intellectual disabilities and to create a more inclusive athletic environment. An awards ceremony will be held at the end of the event to recognize each competitor’s participation.

This free event will be held at the Concordia Athletics Complex located at 7200 Sherbrooke St. W, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Parents and guardians are asked to remain for the duration of the event. Registration ends on June 8.

For more information, call 514-843-8778 ext. 225 or  visit olympiquesspeciaux.qc.ca.