TNT to hold Olympic Day event

June 25, 2014 • Local News

The final Thursday Nite Track Olympic Day meet for the season will be held on Thursday at the Wool Bowl, beginning with registration at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Parade of Athletes at 6 p.m. and scheduled track events.

Events include running, jumping, and throwing for all ages including Senior Olympians.

Parents/guardians must sign a one-time waiver [auth] if their child has not participated in previous TNT events.

“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids in the Roswell community,” said Perry Told, event organizer. “TNT is proud to support the Olympic Movement encouraging everyone to lead healthy, active lives.”

The TNT Olympic Day activity is one of more than 700 events taking place nationwide between June 14 and 30. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.

Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship.

In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.

This event is sponsored by the Community Transformation Grant. For information about the event, contact Jack Batson at 626-7238.

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