Bluefield, VA—Bluefield University is hosting “Special Olympics Skills Day,” which was recently rescheduled due to inclement weather. The event will now take place on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, in the Bluefield University Dome Gymnasium, from 10 a.m. until noon. Lunch will be served from noon until 1 p.m. for participants. Ages 8 to adult can participate in the event. The event will feature cornhole, basketball, tennis, softball, and volleyball. There is no admission fee for participants or spectators.
“I’m so excited to be able to be back in the arena with these athletes. Special Olympics of Mercer County, West Virginia has been inactive far too long, and I am so happy and excited about our kickoff event at Bluefield University! The more the merrier! I’d like to thank Coach Drew Bailey and Bluefield University for all of their help in organizing the kick-off event,” said Shirley Martin, Mercer County Special Olympics Director.
“Bluefield University is very excited to partner with Mercer County, West Virginia to bring Special Olympics to our institution. This will be a great experience for the athletes and anyone involved in the event. Shirley Martin has worked hard to put this event together and I can’t thank her enough for her hard work,” said Drew Bailey, Bluefield University’s head softball coach.
“Special Olympics Skills Day” participants will be admitted free of charge to the Bluefield University women’s basketball game against Reinhardt University at 2 p.m. and the men’s basketball game against Reinhardt University at 4 p.m. in the Dome Gymnasium.
For more information about the event, contact Mercer County Special Olympics Director Shirley Martin by phone at 304-920-9871.