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Knox County Special Olympics Athletes Compete in Northwest Spring Regionals

45 Knox County Special Olympics athletes competed in Track and Field, Bocce, and Powerlifting at the Special Olympics
Ohio Northwest Spring Regionals on May 5, 2024, at Findlay High School.
 35 Track and Field athletes competed in walks, runs, relays, softball throw, mini javelin throw, running long
jump, and shotput.
 6 Bocce athletes competed in teams of 2 in pool-play bocce games.
 4 Powerlifting athletes competed in Bench Press and Deadlift.
They joined over 900 athletes for a day of competition that qualifies them to compete at the Summer State Games in Columbus Ohio the last weekend of June (28-30).
14 Bowling athletes from Knox County will also be attending the Summer State Games.

Knox County Special Olympics will be hosting local Showcase Events for each of their sports in June that will be open to the community to come cheer on our athletes and celebrate their hard work and achievements for the season.

Knox County Special Olympics currently has 110 athletes and offers the following sports: Athletics (track and field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, and Powerlifting.
Athletes participate in practices, local events, and have opportunities to compete at regional and state competitions.
Coaches and volunteers help every athlete to have the opportunity to learn new skills, build their confidence, learn the values of sportsmanship, and build lifelong friendships.
There is no cost to athletes to participate. The program covers the cost of uniforms and competition attire, equipment, and competition entry fees.
Knox County is planning to add Swimming and Cheerleading to the winter season.
If you would like to donate to support our athletes or to learn more about Knox County Special Olympics programs and athlete eligibility, please contact Talisha Beha, Local Coordinator, at tbeha@knoxdd.com or 330-390-5175.
Website: https://www.knoxdd.com/special-olympics
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsKnox

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