The Art Therapy students are so excited about the upcoming Kentucky Special Olympics Art Contest! This year we have DOUBLED the number of entries from the Art Therapy class and I know all of our students will do well. Our students have such amazing talent and vision.
We’ll be sure to post the results after the contest. All submissions will be on display at Stewart Home School after the Special Olympics of Kentucky Summer Games.
Here is more information on the State Summer Games where the Art Therapy student winners will be announced! We are competing with student artists from across the state of Kentucky.
State Summer Games
When: June 6-8, 2014
What: Track and Field, Swimming, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Bocce and Flag Football Championships
Where: Eastern Kentucky University; Richmond, KY
The Special Olympics Kentucky Summer Games is the largest competitive event of the year as competition is conducted in 5 sports: Aquatics, Bocce, Rhythmic Gymnastics, Flag Football and Track & Field. The Games are traditionally held the first weekend in June and take place on a college campus. On average, 1,200 athletes participate in these Games and each has qualified through participation at a Regional or Area level event. In addition to the athletes, approximately 600 coaches and five hundred family members attend the Games.
The Games officially begin on Friday night with the Opening ceremonies, which include a Parade of Athletes, Entertainment, Reciting of the Special Olympics Oath and the culmination of the statewide Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Competition begins early on Saturday morning and goes all day until the last heat on the track is run, the final bar lifted and the final goal is scored! When athletes are finished competing or waiting to compete, they have the opportunity to visit Olympic Town. Olympic Town is a designated area where athletes, coaches, family members, event volunteers can go to relax and enjoy musical entertainment and interactive games. Olympic Town also includes sports clinics, bingo, food, Special Smiles and Opening Eyes Healthy Athlete Programs.
By 5:00 pm competition and Olympic Town activities wrap up and the athletes are ready to celebrate the accomplishments of the day! Saturday night plays host to the Closing Ceremonies followed by the traditional Victory Dance.
To make the Summer Games happen it takes the coordinated efforts of over 500 volunteers. If you would like to receive volunteer information for this event, please click here and complete the form.