Friday, May 5
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
1674 3rd Ave, Oroville, CA 95965
"It's the best day ever! Nothing but positive energy in Harrison Stadium all day long!” -- Cami Anderson, event co-coordinator.
The Butte County Adapted Physical Education Specialists, in coordination with Special Olympics Butte County and Kiwanis of Oroville, will hold its annual School Site Track and Field Meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at Harrison Stadium in Oroville, CA. Approximately 550 students with special needs, preschool to age 22, from Butte and Nevada Counties are expected to participate in the event. Participants have a blast, for many reasons. One participant recently shared "I like the running because I get to race people and meet new friends."
The track meet is an annual collaborative event and doubles as a service learning opportunity for students attending local middle schools, high schools, Butte College and Chico State, to work with students with disabilities in an athletic and active environment. The track meet is staff by trained volunteers and coaches, peer buddies from Butte County schools, community volunteers, faculty and students from Chico State and Butte College, as well as athlete families and friends. “This event is like state championships for participants and one of the most rewarding events to volunteer for,” says Butte County Office of Education Superintendent Tim Taylor.
The Special Olympics School Site Track and Field Meet is free of charge for all participants thanks to the generosity of Special Olympics Butte County, Disability Sport and Recreation Fund through North Valley Community Foundation and Kiwanis of Oroville.