The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Geneva as SPIRE Institute hosts a full day of events in celebration of Olympic Day.
On July 18, 2014 from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., participants will have the opportunity to see SPIRE Institute and to participate in a number of fun Olympic events including track and field races; long jump and a chance to watch at play seated volleyball. The Valor Games Gold Medalist Camp will also be at SPIRE Institute, so participants will be able to watch amazing Paralympians train and compete.
Participants will check-in at the front building beginning a 2:30 p.m. Parents are required to accompany their athlete throughout the day and are welcome to participate. Participants will get to experience what is like to be an Olympian and compete in the 100 and 200-meter dash on the indoor track. Participants will also have a chance to jump in the long jump pit for the field portion of the event.
Participants will have a great opportunity to watch Paralympians train and compete in seated volleyball. They will then have the opportunity to take to the court and try it out themselves. To close the event, Olympic Gold Medalist and SPIRE Institute Athlete Leadership Board member Diana Munz will talk to the athletes about her experiences and how they can continue to grow as athletes.
Olympic Day at SPIRE Institute is one of many Olympic themed events taking place nationwide. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.
To register please visit www.spireinstitue.org/olympicday. Please contact SPIRE Institute at 440-466-1002 with any questions.
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