Memories from last year’s Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games at West Virginia University can be relived beginning Tuesday, May 11, when Adelphia Communications will begin airing highlights from the 2003 Games on local cable channel 3 in the Morgantown area. The program is a prelude to the 2004 Games which again will be held at WVU June 4-6.
The show will air on Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon, Fridays at 7 p.m., and Saturdays at 1 p.m.
More than 600 athletes from across West Virginia are expected to take part in this year’s Summer Games. Competition at various venues on the WVU campus and around the Morgantown area begins Friday afternoon, June 4. Opening ceremonies are scheduled that evening at 8 p.m. at the WVU Coliseum. The Games will close with a special ceremony at 11:45 a.m. Sunday, June 6, at the WVU Track.
Volunteers are still needed for the 2004 games. To help, volunteers must complete an application form available at http://www.wvu.edu/specialolympics/ The volunteer forms are available in two formats: an online version or a PDF /downloadable version. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to use the online version if possible. For people without Internet access, application forms can be obtained by calling Bobbie Bodkin at 304-293-5489 or the Special Olympics toll-free hotline at 1-888-988-2269. Deadline to complete the form is May 24.
This will be the seventh consecutive year that WVU has hosted the Special Olympics West Virginia Summer Games in Morgantown.