The 2018 Special Olympics Jackson County Spring Games will take place April 18 at the Smoky Mountain High School track in Sylva.
Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and the competitions start at 10 a.m. Volunteers can still register at www.signupgenius.com/go/5080c48aaa82baaff2-2018.
Throughout 2018, the Special Olympics movement is celebrating 50 years of joy, courage and empowerment. Since 1968, the organization has used the transformative power of sports to improve the lives of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Nearly 40,000 athletes in North Carolina inspire thousands of coaches, sports officials, local program committee members and event organizers involved in Special Olympics statewide.