Special Olympics Maine is holding their annual State Summer Games from Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 9 at the University of Maine in Orono. The State Summer Games, Special Olympics Maine’s largest event of the year, feature athletics (track and field) and bocce competitions and brings together 91 teams from across the state.

State Summer Games are the culmination of dozens of competitions throughout the spring and countless hours of training. The games are an opportunity for athletes to compete on a statewide stage and to share in the joy of competition and friendship with others from across the entire state. With over 5,000 attendees, including athletes, coaches, spectators and volunteers, the State Summer Games is more than just a competition, it’s a celebration of inclusion, health and community spirit.

Some athletes and their coaches will be staying in the university dorms for the weekend while others will participate in the day’s events.

Beyond the competitive spirit, the Games provide numerous opportunities for athletes to socialize, receive health screenings through our Healthy Athletes program and enjoy various recreational activities.

More on the State Summer Games HERE.

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