Attention Superheroes: This is your chance to have some fun and be your best! The City of Temecula and the Temecula Valley Unified School District are proud to present the 10th Annual Temecula Special Games on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. The Temecula Special Games are set to take place at Great Oak High School (32555 Deer Hollow Way). This event is free to athletes of all ages with developmental disabilities.
“Temecula’s Special Games attract a record number of volunteers each year providing teens to seniors with the opportunity to act as peer buddies. Athletes pair with a volunteer to keep them safe and focused which allows parents and family members the chance to watch and support their players,” says Mayor Matt Rahn. Athletes receive a free t-shirt, and participate in opening ceremonies, non-competitive games, and sporting events, plus, enjoy a sponsored lunch and finish with closing ceremonies. Mayor Rahn adds, “The City of Temecula appreciates the generosity of all the Special Games’ community and business sponsors making this celebration possible and expanding our reach every year since 2008.”
The purpose of these Special Games is to provide individuals of all ages the opportunity to enjoy the fun of playing sports and activities, the benefit of teamwork, and the achievement of making a goal. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Naggar states, “Temecula’s Special Games is celebrating its first decade milestone this year. It is a day that brings residents hope and encouragement by providing a positive, family-friendly atmosphere. I invite all residents and visitors throughout our region to experience this inspiring event that is uplifting and empowering for all ages and abilities.”
All athletes and volunteers must complete an online application at TemeculaCA.gov/SpecialGames. For more information, please call Temecula’s Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480.