Special Athlete's Track & Field Day
41st Annual Special Athlete’s Track and Field Day
May 1, 2015
Summerville High School
Each year the Tuolumne County Recreation Department teams up with the Kiwanis Club of Sonora and Sonora Sunrise Rotary, to host the annual Special Athlete’s Track and Field Day. The 2015 Special Athlete’s Day marked the 41th annual event and it took place on May 1. Each year this event is open to individuals with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. It is open for children in kindergarten through high school as well as adults of all ages.
This is a fun filled event where athletes and their families and friends can enjoy a day of physical activities, celebrate each other, and build community. The Sonora Sunrise Rotary club provides a delicious barbeque lunch each year for all the athletes, their families, and event volunteers. Summerville High School has hosted this event for the past 9 years and their students are a fantastic cheering section for the athletes. They do a great job of encouraging the athletes and praising them for their hard work.
Each athlete participating in the Special Athlete’s Day Track Meet are able to select up to two track events and two field events from the list below to compete in. Ribbons are issued for first through fifth place, all others will receive a participation ribbon.
“Thank you Summerville High Students for being very engaging with our athletes. It was so awesome to see them take the time to get out there and participate with them in running and field events. The staff from Sonora Elementary really enjoyed watching the boys try new things….running and more running. To see the joy on their face is just simply priceless when they crossed the finish line and earned a ribbon!”
“I really appreciated the camaraderie between the students and staff. Everyone had a healthy spirit.”
10 Meter Blind Race
10 Meter Wheelchair Race
10 Meter Wheelchair Race – Motorized
Standing Long Jump