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Lee County High School recreational level Unified Track Event Friday

By Staff | Jan 29, 2020

The Second Annual Unified Track Event for Lee County High Schools set for Friday, Jan. 31, at Estero High School. The event is a joint effort between the School District of Lee County and Lee County Parks & Recreation Special Olympics Program.

Student athletes from nine high schools — Cypress Lake, Estero, Fort Myers, Ida Baker, Lehigh, North Fort Myers, Mariner, Riverdale and South Fort Myers — will participate. Special Olympics Unified Sports combines student “Athletes” with intellectual disabilities together with student “Partners,” to form Sports Teams. Events include the 4×100 and 4×200 relay, shot put and long jump.

Special Olympics’ goal is through sports training and competition to help schools build a society of acceptance and inclusion, create friendship opportunities, and have fun too!

The event starts at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be presented at 11:30 by former NFL player Tommy Bohannon. Every participant from every team receives an award. The Top 3 Teams for each gender will receive Team Trophies.