HU hosts Special Olympics Arkansas summer games

May 31, 2017 |

Harding University hosted the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 25-27, marking the 24th consecutive year the event has been held on the University’s campus.

University President Bruce McLarty welcomed athletes and guests at the opening ceremonies Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Opening ceremonies kicked off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, and activities lasted through closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 27. Nearly 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches attended and participated in seven sports. Event categories included aquatics, athletics, bocce, flag football, golf, powerlifting, softball and cheerleading, which was new this year.

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