Mount Carmel Celebration of Special Athletes
MOUNT CARMEL - The 20th annual Mount Carmel Celebration of Special Athletes is scheduled for this Saturday, June 7, at the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School Stadium, not June 13, as indicated in a headline in Thursday's edition.
The celebration welcomes athletes of all abilities to participate in a wide variety of athletic events.
Athletes can participate in whichever of the available events they want to as many times as they'd like. The events are basketball, football, 50-yard run, bean bag toss, frisbee throw, softball throw, 50-yard walk, soccer kick, long jump, ring toss, fishing pond and motorcycle club.
"Coaches" monitor the events, collecting groups of athletes interested in participating and ensuring everyone is safe by monitoring health aspects like hydration.
Registration for the event will start at 8:30 a.m. A parade of athletes, led by the Mount Carmel Area High School Band, will traverse the stadium beginning around 9:15 a.m., and an opening ceremony, featuring an invocation by Northumberland County Commissioner Stephen Bridy, will take place when the parade is complete, at approximately 9:30 a.m.