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As athletics commissioner for this year's Special Olympics games, Harrington is overseeing the logistics for nearly 3, athletes who are competing in 16 team and individual events including baseball, basketball, gymnastics, golf, soccer, tennis, triathlon and volleyball.
The athletes, who are children and adults with intellectual disabilities, are supported by 1, coaches and delegates, 10, volunteers, and 70, spectators and family members. Agatha Offerjebe, a alumna and former member of Princeton's women's track team, is an athletics volunteer coordinator at Weaver Stadium, home to more than a dozen events from the meter dash and pentathlon to shot put and mini-javelin.
On the first day of competition Monday, Harrington was everywhere: His main destination was the shot put area, where he sat on a bench among athletes, and soon found himself enveloped in a group hug.
They answered with a resounding "Yes!
He said he was "hooked" from the start because of the kids. I heard years ago the saying 'every child is gifted; some just open their packages sooner than others.
No matter how many times I go away exhausted from helping and saying I won't be back, if I see one of the kids who remembers me and comes up and gives me a high-five or hug, I'm hooked again. Several people and departments at the University have helped on campus, Harrington said, highlighting Karen Malec, associate director of athletics, and Gregory Paczkowski, assistant director of athletics for facilities and aquatics; as well as staff of Building Services; Public Safety; Conference and Event Services; Community and Regional Affairs; and Dining Services.
Harrington said it is "really special" to have Princeton host both track and swimming, the two most highly viewed sports at most Summer Olympic games. While assembling a committee of volunteers to manage the track and field events, Harrington contacted Agatha Offerjebe, a alumna and former member of Princeton's women's track team. Nearly 3, athletes are competing in 16 team and individual events at the games.
Day one of the competition on June 16 began with the meter dash.
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Offerjebe said she is particularly proud to see the track and field events taking place at the University. His Excellency, President Dr. Tony Tan Keng Yam, was present to declare the games open! He was accompanied by Mrs Mary Tan. The ceremony began with the raising of the Special Olympic Flag and the lighting of theOlympic Flame followed by performances by persons with special needs and other various organizations.
Special Olympics National Games - Melbourne 2014
Held once every 4 years, The Special Olympics National Games is a competitive multi-sports event for individuals with The minute comedy at the Aliwal Arts Centre saw everyone laughing their hats off that afternoon! Upon arrival, the team was hosted in a town called Schwechat Niederosterrich, Vienna, where they were welcomed with a performance by the locals, and had a taste of their first Austrian meal!
In the following days, the team explored Prater and went to the theme park where they drove bumper cars without a license! Our athletes fought hard, displayed courage and good sportsmanship at their respective competitions to bring home a total of 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals! The team clinched 2nd placing at the games.
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Competitions aside, the World Winter Games was an unforgettable experience for the team as they forged new friendships with other individuals from across the globe, encouraged and supported one another, and embraced the cold in Austria! Upon arrival, the team was hosted in a town called Schwechat N Athletes and their families, volunteers, corporate partners and individuals from all walks of life came forward to volunteer for the event. Fund raisers were stationed at various parts of Singapore where they worked tirelessly to promote Special Olympics Singapore, in hopes to raise funds for the organization.
Our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who came forward to make this event a successful one! Fund raisers were stationed at various parts of Singapore where they The event consisted of various sports activities such as basketball, captains ball and badminton. There was also a telematch whi The event saw 15 athletes and 20 employees from the US Embassy engage games of badminton and captains ball.
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The US Ambassador, who graced the event, also engaged in a game of badminton with the athletes. It was a joyful day for all as they made new friends and bonded over some light snacks after the event.