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 cityâ€™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.