Special Olympics helps athletes learn local trail systems

PITTSBURG, Kan. – Special Olympics Kansas athletes get a “treat” of a lesson on local trail systems today.

Special Olympics gives year-round sports training and athletic competition opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. They also work to empower those individuals. Today’s “Treat and Trails” event highlighted different ways those athletes can get around the city.

Local trail systems are one way those with disabilities can access community resources like healthcare, food, work and play.

This morning, area businesses and organizations set up booths to provide healthy treats for young athletes. Pittsburg Police Department officers also helped them safely cross the street.

Today’s event was geared toward Youth Special Olympic athletes. On Tuesday, October 25, 2022, the event will be held for adult athletes.

Special Olympics Kansas Director of Grants and Development Erin Fletcher invites the community to attend.

Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS) is hosting Treats and Trails across the state of Kansas in partnership with the Sunflower Foundation, UnitedHealthcare, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism, and local Parks and Recreation Departments.

You can learn more here.

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