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Erick McCollum Will Compete at State Special Olympics

January 27, 2020

Erick McCollum, a freshman at South Page High School, has qualified to compete in the Mid Winter Tournament for Special Olympics to be held at Iowa  City. He will be competing with the Page County Rebels in the area of basketball skills.

The Page County Rebels are coached by Christy Sayler, a teacher at South Page Community Schools. The Page County Rebels team/delegation was formed in November of 2019.  Currently, it includes students from South Page Community Schools. We are hoping to expand to include students from Clarinda and Shenandoah schools as well.

Special  Olympics is a nationally and world known organization with programs in all 50 States and several countries throughout the world.  On any given day, Special Olympics athletes are competing all around the world in 32 Olympic-type sports..  Iowa’s program has 23 Olympic-type sports and is divided Into 11 regional areas. Each area holds an area qualifier for different types of sports. Page County Rebels currently participate in basketball skills and plan to compete in bowling and track-and-field. These athletes are Iowa Special Olympics program also has a young athlete day of play program that provides developmental physical activities for children or students that are between the ages two and seven..

Special Olympics programming is open to qualifying special needs children and adults.

If you have questions about what Special Olympics has to offer your child please contact Christy Sayler at South Page Community Schools at 712-582-3212 or csayler@southpageschools.com.

 

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