Monticello will play host to the annual Special Olympics Arkansas Area 12 Spring Games (Track & Field) on Saturday, April 29 at Monticello High School Track.

Athletes from Monticello Intermediate and Middle schools, Drew Central, the Discovery Skills Center in Monticello, Dermott schools, Millcreek of Fordyce, CB King Memorial Adult Center in Arkansas City, and the Southeast Arkansas Human Development in Warren will be competing to qualify for the 2017 Arkansas State Summer Games to be held at Harding University in Searcy, May 25-27.

This annual track and field competition brings together athletes and volunteers from Area 12, which includes Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Chicot, Cleveland, Dallas, Desha, and Drew counties.

Special Olympics teams from schools and centers were required to preregister for this event. However, individual participants can still register by emailing Area Director Ked Donham at [email protected] or on Saturday at the track from 9-9:20 a.m.

Opening ceremonies for the games will begin at 9:30 a.m. Admission is free and everyone is invited to attend and support the athletes.

Volunteers are always needed and are welcome to come out anytime throughout the morning beginning at 8:15.

About Special Olympics Arkansas
Special Olympics Arkansas supports 14,000 athletes across the state that compete and train year-round in 20 different Olympic-type sports. In addition to their 240 competitions throughout the state Special Olympics Arkansas offers programming in education and health and wellness. For more information about Special Olympics Arkansas, visit
The vision of Special Olympics Arkansas is to transform communities by changing lives through sports.