You know and love the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics, and if you're like most people, you always say, "I wanna cheer these Olympians on year round!" Well here's your chance! Saturday morning it is going to be a beautiful sunny day for a track meet! The Rochester Flyers of Olmsted County will join teams from Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, and Winona counties at the Area 10 Special Olympics Track and Field Competiton!

I don't know how you're supposed to behave at a track meet, but people get wild and loud and cheer like you've never heard during this track meet. It's fun, hugely athletic, and so full of heart your heart will just burst with love. And some tears are possible. Really, bring some hankies. Please, come out and have fun!

Jessica Williams and I will help kick off the Opening Ceremonies at 9 AM!

THE DETAILS

General schedule
8:30 a.m. – Delegation registration
8:45 a.m. – Coaches meeting (location TBD)
9 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies
9:30 a.m. – Competition begins
10 a.m.-12 p.m. – Field events
11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch will be served
Ongoing – Awards will be presented

Wanna get revved up for Saturday? Take a page outta Minnesota's Gretchen Courtnage-Danielson's book and Put Your Hands Up!

It's a video from 2013, but it does the trick! Thanks to Special Olympics Team USA skier Gretchen Courtnage-Danielson from Brooklyn Center!

Special Olympics Fast Facts (SOURCE)

  • 5.7 million athletes and Unified partners
  • 1 million coaches and volunteers
  • More than 108,000 competitions each year
  • 32 Olympic-type sports
  • Programs in 172 countries
  • Dynamic sports and corporate partnerships