Gayle Anderson was live in Irvine with a preview of the Irvine Special Olympics Orange County Fall Regional Games which will be showcased at two venues Saturday, October 25th at Irvine High School, 4321 Walnut, Irvine 92604 and The Rinks, Huntington Beach Inline, 5555 West McFadden Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649.
Starting with opening ceremonies at both locations at 9:00am, more than 500 athletes from Orange County and neighboring regions will compete in the games, which serve as a qualifier for the 2014 Southern California Fall Games Invitational in December in Fountain Valley. Admission is free. The event ends at 4pm.
Athletic competitions include tennis and volleyball at Irvine High School and floor hockey at The Rinks in Huntington Beach.
Along with the 500athletes, there will be more than 200 volunteer coaches and countless family members showing their support.
The public is encouraged to attend the games and help cheer on the athletes as they compete for gold, silver, bronze or ribbons.
For more information about Fall Games or Special Olympics Orange County, visit the website.
About Special Olympics Orange County:
Special Olympics Orange County is proud to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society using sports training and competition. This is done with year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports, giving athletes ongoing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy in sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship. More than 1,500 athletes benefit from the year round sports training and competition programs.