Walton County School District & Special Olympics Florida - Walton County Host Field Day May 20

May 13, 2013 by SoWal Staff

In the spirit of cooperation, the Walton County School District and Special Olympics of Florida - Walton County, is hosting a Field Day event Monday, May 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Emerald Coast Middle School located at 4019 U.S. Highway 98. The event will allow Walton County school students to experience the benefits of Special Olympics sports training and competition.

In addition, the event organizers are extending an invitation to older athletes throughout the community to attend the Field Day as spectators. They will meet volunteers who will be onsite to talk to athletes and families about the sports program and how they can get involved with Special Olympics Florida - Walton County.

Walton County Special Olympics needs help from the community. They need coaches, volunteers and supporters to assist in the success of the program! You do not need previous coaching skills, but you must have the willingness to help athletes realize their goals in training and competition. Throughout the summer, Special Olympics Florida - Walton County will conduct workshops to train coaches and volunteers in preparation for the fall sports season.

No prior experience with Special Olympics is necessary to volunteer; it’s a great activity for families, civic groups, churches, coworkers and friends. All volunteers must present a photo ID upon arrival. For more information please email Special Olympics Florida - Walton County at

About Special Olympics Florida Special Olympics Florida provides year-round sports training and competition for over 18,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout Florida. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Special Olympics gives people with intellectual disabilities continual opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their peers, families and communities. For more information, visit


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