FLORENCE – Francis Marion University will host the Region 1 Special Olympics Spring Games on Thursday, March 26. The event will begin at 10 a.m. on the FMU track, behind the softball and baseball fields and is sponsored by The Florence Civitan Club and the Francis Marion University Civitan Club.
“This is our first year assisting with the Special Olympics and we are excited to be a part of this uplifting event,” said Hubert H. Setzler III, assistant professor of management and FMU Civitan Club president. “This day presents a great opportunity for our club and that of the Florence Civitan Club to support its primary mission of building good citizenship.”
More than 350 Special Olympians from the Pee Dee area, ranging in age from eight to 68, are expected to attend and participate. A total of 700 people are expected to attend the event, including the athletes, local volunteers and spectators.
Athletes train and submit preliminary times for their respective events, and they are placed into divisions with athletes who have similar times. This ensures that athletes are given a fair chance to win.
All members of the FMU community are welcome to come out and cheer on the athletes as they compete in the Special Olympics.
For more information, call Setzler at 843-661-1433.