Springfield Youth Olympics

Posted on Monday, May 14 2007 by Heather Brandon

A press release from Springfield Mayor Charles Ryan‘s office today announces the collaboration between the city and Springfield College resulting in the first annual Springfield Youth Olympics. An announcement tomorrow at the college will reveal more details. From the release:

Springfield Mayor Charles V. Ryan and Springfield College President Dr. Richard Flynn will announce plans for the first annual Springfield Youth Olympics during a press conference on Tuesday, May 15 at 1:30 p.m. at Springfield College, 263 Alden St.

The press conference will take place on the track field.

The Springfield Youth Olympics will be the first event of its kind for the city’s youth and will include two days of competition, marked by opening and closing ceremonies. Hundreds of medals will be awarded (including some for adult competitions). Most importantly, the event will support health and wellness initiatives and help foster a sense of community.

The City and Springfield College have partnered to make this event possible. Ryan and Flynn are honorary co-chairmen.

2 Responses to “Springfield Youth Olympics”

  1. Heather B http://urbancompass.net

    A follow-up article in today’s Republican reveals that the first annual youth olympics will take place in Springfield July 27 and 28, including an opening ceremony and “hundreds of medals awarded to participants” ages ten through 20. Enrollment fee is just $1.00; the city’s Web site will be taking sign-ups online. Officials are hoping for between 1,000 and 2,000 youth participants. Enrollment information will be sent through the public schools as soon as this week.

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