Athletes, coaches, and volunteers taking part in the 2013 SOBC Summer Games July 11-14 will more than likely be very impressed by the venues they'll be using.
With the Games quickly approaching, excitement is building fast around the fields and facilities for the 11 sporting events.
Venues for outdoors sports include:
McLeod Athletic Park
Home to the athletics competitions, MAP offers an eight-lane synthetic track, two regulation jump pits, and three shot put pits. Spectators and athletes can benefit from the covered seating and the proximity of the nearby softball venue.
Also hosting the softball events, McLeod Park offers four regulation softball pitches with covered dugouts and an evening lighting system. With spectator seating for each diamond, spectators can cheer on their hometown team.
Redwoods Golf Course
With its par-71 championship-level golf course that will challenge athletes, the Redwoods Golf Course also offers clubhouse facilities, pull carts, and an onsite practice facility.
Willoughby Community Park
The home of the bocce tournament, Willoughby Community Park offers 10 courts with nearby parking. Bleacher seating will allow spectators to sit comfortably and cheer on the action in the summer sun, adding to the energy of the Games.
Also home to the popular soccer event, the park has two full-sized artificial turf fields with a lighting system.
With Willoughby Community Park situated adjacent to the LEC, spectators will have easy access to a wide range of events.
About the Games
From July 11 to 14, more than 1,100 athletes with intellectual disabilities will converge on Langley from communities all across B.C. and the Yukon to give their best and go for gold in 11 sports at the 2013 SOBC Summer Games.
Volunteers are needed to play a part in staging this event.
More information is available at www.sobcgameslangley.ca or by contacting the Games office at 604-533-2233 or email@example.com.
About Special Olympics BC
Special Olympics BC is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities opportunities to enrich their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.
In 55 communities around the province, SOBC provides year-round training and competitive opportunities in 18 different sports to more than 4,100 athletes of all ages and abilities, thanks to the dedicated efforts of over 3,200 volunteers.
For more information, visit www.specialolympics. bc.ca. Find SOBC on Facebook and Twitter: www.facebook.com/specialolympicsbc @sobcsociety.
. See the Tuesday, May 21 SOBC Summer Games feature for the list of indoor sports and venues at the Games.
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