Approximately 55 athletes from programs in Jackson, George and Greene counties, accompanied by their coaches and cheered on by friends and family, will compete in a variety of water sports, including assisted and unassisted swims, pool walks, 25 and 50 meter swims in freestyle and backstroke. Winners will advance to compete in the statewide Special Olympics.
Immediately following the games, participants and volunteers will be treated to lunch provided through the generous support of Eat Drink Love and The Roost of Ocean Springs and The Palace Casino of Biloxi.
The mission of the Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. YMCA’s serve 20.1 million people, including 9.7 million children, through a broad range of programs. YMCA’s are for people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes and abilities. Financial assistance is available.
WHO: Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA
WHAT: Area 12 Special Olympics Aquatics Heats
WHERE: Mississippi Gulf Coast YMCA–Blossman Family Branch, 1810 Government Street, Ocean Springs, MS
WHEN: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ON THE PROGRAM:
Todd Trenchard of The Bacot McCarty Foundation will emcee the event.
Ocean Springs ROTC Color Guard will present the flag.
Pastor Heath Hillman of Emanuel Baptist Church will lead the invocation.
Rock U2 Academy of Popular Music will sing the national anthem.