Tritons Partner with Special Olympics

TRITONS PARTNER WITH SPECIAL OLYMPICS

Bozeman Triathlon Club Will Host Triathlon Competition
8:00 to 11:00 AM ● Friday, May 15 ● Montana State University

Give your time, your energy, and your ENTHUSIASM to Special Olympics! Get involved. Make an impact, and be inspired. You could transform a life forever, including your own. Let’s welcome these athletes to Bozeman, and cheer them on. The Club needs 10-15 Tritons & a lifeguard on race day. Please support this total Triton team effort, and volunteer. Email me @ art.thompson@yahoo.com to get on board. Thank you for your commitment, and your participation. Have a great day!

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Eduardo Herrera of Guatemala emerges from the ocean after his 2.4 mile swim, while competing in the famous Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. In 1998, Eduardo was the first Special Olympics athlete to compete at Kona. In 2000, he PR’ed with a 12:34:37.

“I Just Realized” Trivia – In 2004, Eduardo completed the best OWS-of-all, the RCP Tiburon Mile, in 27:15. #240 out of 677. This RE-humbled writer did a 29:53, #356. First male finisher — Chad Carvin, 20:23. First female finisher – now-triathlete Sara McLarty, 20:46.

You can read more about Eduardo here —
http://ironman.com/holdingcell/2003/april-2003/eduardo-rodrguez-herrera-returns-to-ironman-canarias-lanzarote-triathlon

SPECIAL OLYMPICS, ATHLETE’S OATH:
“Let me win. But, if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2009

BOZEMAN HOSTS SPECIAL OLYMPICS MONTANA STATE SUMMER GAMES 2009 TO 2011

Special Olympics Montana, a 38 year-old movement that enables children and adults with intellectual disabilities to train for life through sports, will conduct its State Summer Games in Bozeman for a three-consecutive years, beginning May 13 – 15, 2009. 2009 marks the first year of a three-year commitment to the city of Bozeman. As an athlete-centered, family-based and volunteer driven organization, Special Olympics Montana relies almost exclusively on the support of community volunteers, businesses and service organizations for leadership, planning and preparation, in-kind and financial gifts.

1,000 athletes and 450 coaches from 75 teams will gather in Bozeman to compete in eleven different Olympic-type sports over a three-day period. Competitions will include athletics (track & field), bowling, equestrian, bocce, gymnastics, cycling, golf, powerlifting, soccer, aquatics, triathlon and motor activities training for lower functioning individuals. Horseshoe pitching and kayaking will also be offered as demonstration sports. In addition to competition, special events such as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Olympic Village, Wellness Park, Victory Dance/Carnival, Families Hospitality & Barbecue, VIP Reception, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Dine Out Night and much more will create memorable experiences as we celebrate life through sports.

We Need Your Help! Over 1,500 volunteers are needed to put on the games. If you, your employees, colleagues or friends would like to learn more about the opportunities to get involved, then please call the Volunteer Hotline at 406-586-SOMT (7668) and leave your contact information or sign up online. Just as Special Olympics Montana athletes give their personal best, Special Olympics Montana invites you to do the same and become part of the Special Olympics movement. More than being successful, you are invited to be significant – enabling people to be able because you have encouraged them to be courageous.