Jacinto College (MSJC) will proudly host the 2019 Special Olympics BYBS School Games from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at
its San Jacinto Campus, 1499 N. State St.
forward to hosting Special Olympics at MSJC,” said Dr. Roger Schultz,
Superintendent/President of Mt. San Jacinto College. “MSJC is dedicated to
partnerships like this with our local K-12 partners and the Special Olympics so
we can contribute to the achievements of all of our students. We look forward
to seeing the student-athletes compete and shine at this event.”
More than 330
Special Olympics athletes from elementary, middle and high schools in the
Banning, Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint, Beaumont and San Jacinto (BYBS) unified school
districts are scheduled to participate in 14 track and field events, including
standing long jump, relays, tennis ball throw, and 50M wheelchair race, or
Unified Team Bocce at the college’s Carl Quandt Stadium.
“This is the
third year our San Jacinto High students are participating in the games, and
the second year for our middle schools to join in,” said Diane Perez,
Superintendent of San Jacinto Unified School District. “I know our students
train and work hard to be competitive and show their track and field skills. I
know that the smiles on the students’ faces as they cross the finish line and
receive a medal will be priceless.”
Ceremonies will begin at 9:10 a.m. with the Parade of Athletes. Competition and
awards will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
train in their sport within their school day leading up to the competition and
are placed into divisions based on age, gender, and ability.
Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with
intellectual disabilities with 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries – and
millions more volunteers and supporters. The School Games event provides
training and competitive sports options to elementary, middle and high school
special education students. It encourages youth participation, inclusion, and
leadership in local schools and prepares school-age students for participation
in Special Olympics Southern California sports opportunities beyond the school
of Special Olympics Southern California is to provide year-round sports
training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympics-type sports for
children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing
opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy
and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their
families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
look forward to seeing everyone at this wonderful event.