600 to vie in Special Olympics area meet
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Lancaster High School’s Junior ROTC color guard and the Tehachapi Mountain Pipes and Drums will lead the parade. The lighting of an Olympic torch will signify the beginning of the games. Basketball, bocce and track competition will be held at the college. Swimming competition will be at Lancaster’s Eastside Pool, bowling at Brunswick Sands Bowl in Lancaster, and gymnastics at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Lunch for the competitors will be provided by the Italian Catholic Federation of Sacred Heart Church in Lancaster and by the Submachine restaurant. The area director for the event, Dennis Wick, said most of the volunteers are from the Lancaster High Junior ROTC, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints youth groups, State Farm Insurance agencies, the Palmdale Kiwanis Club and Foresters of Antelope Valley. Antelope Ambulance Co. is providing support. LANCASTER – More than 600 competitors from as far away as San Diego and Santa Barbara will be in Lancaster on Saturday for the Antelope Valley Special Olympics’ 28th annual Hi-Desert Classic. One of the largest meets of its kind in Southern California, the event culminates the year-round sports training programs for Antelope Valley children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The all-day games in track, bowling, gymnastics, bocce, basketball and swimming will start at 9:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies and a parade of competitors in Marauder Stadium at Antelope Valley College. Admission is free. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!