The fourth annual Special Olympics Field Days, which was postponed in April because of inclement weather, are now scheduled for November, and HISD needs volunteers for the upcoming event.
Field Days give students with intellectual and developmental disabilities a chance to showcase their athletic skills by taking part in fun athletic contests. The friendly competition includes basketball, tennis, soccer, and track and field for all ages, as well as flag football for high-schoolers.
Middle-school students will have their events on Nov. 9, while high school students will participate Nov. 10. Then elementary students get their Special Olympics Field Day on Nov. 17. HISD’s Special Olympics Field Days will be held in the fall going forward.
About 1,700 volunteers are needed throughout the three days to help with set-up and breakdown, athletic events, escorting students around the facility, serving lunches, and other tasks. Volunteers will be provided with on-site instruction and modeling for their specific assignment so they are prepared to work with the students — who range from elementary to high school age — during the field day.
To register for the one or more of the events, use the links below:
- Middle school volunteers: https://a04-hisd-ms-vols-2016.eventbrite.com
- High school volunteers: https://a04-hisd-hs-vols-2016.eventbrite.com
- Elementary school volunteers: https://a04-hisd-es-vols-2016.eventbrite.com
Special Olympics Field Days will take place at Butler Stadium, 13755 Main St., 77085.