Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well being in addition to the Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. It is celebrated annually on June 23rd, by thousands of people in more than 160 countries.
Last year, more than 200,000 Americans celebrated Olympic Day by participating in 832 Olympic Day events hosted in 690 cities across all 50 states. Americans also celebrated in 10 overseas locations, making last year the most successful Olympic Day celebration ever in the United States.
Communities across the United States will celebrate Olympic Day through educational programming and other activities and may also include Olympic Day as part of a pre-existing event. Often times, a local Olympian or Paralympian in your area will participate at an Olympic Day event to share their personal story and inspire those in attendance with Olympic messaging.
Visit SpoFit between 10 and 11am and let the kids experience Olympic style events and fun. Its Free! Register here.Post by Virginia G. Piper Sports & Fitness Center for Persons with Disabilities.