Special Olympics Illinois Athletes To Compete In Highland

Families, volunteers, and spectators will be cheering on Special Olympics Illinois athletes as they compete in the Area 12 Softball Skills on Friday, July 24 at Glik Park in Highland.

The 2015 Highland Baseball State Champion team will volunteer at the event and showcase their State Trophy.

The day will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Opening Ceremonies followed by the athletes competing in throwing, hitting, fielding and base running. Awards will be presented at 11:00.

Gold medal winners for the Softball Skills will qualify to advance to the State Outdoor Sports Festival which will be held in Decatur September 12-13, 2015.

The event is open to the public and free of charge.