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Kidspace Welcomes Special Olympics Athletes and Delegates

 In addition to Kidspace and the Pasadena Police Department, local organizations such as The Huntington Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, Pasadena’s National Charity League, Pasadena Unified School District, and others will be participating in welcoming these delegates and athletes as a part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program.
In addition to Kidspace and the Pasadena Police Department, local organizations such as The Huntington Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, Pasadena’s National Charity League, Pasadena Unified School District, and others will be participating in welcoming these delegates and athletes as a part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program.

On the evening of Wednesday, July 22, Kidspace Children’s Museum was proud to host Special Olympic Delegates from Namibia, Tanzania, and Singapore as well as the local Special Olympic Athletes, The Pasadena Ducks. The evening at Kidspace was part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. Activities included interactions with Kidspace Educators and exhibits as well as a special dance performance from the High Spirit Dancers. The Pasadena Police Department was also on hand to provide a BBQ dinner for the 150 attendees.

“The Special Olympics are an incredible and truly inspirational organization and we are proud to play a roll in welcoming these delegates and athletes to Pasadena and the greater Los Angeles area in anticipation of the start of this year’s games,” said Michael Shanklin, CEO of Kidspace. “We wish everyone involved success, joy, friendship, and lots of fun!”

During the week leading up to the start of the games, Pasadena will be host to more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries. In addition to Kidspace and the Pasadena Police Department, local organizations such as The Huntington Library, the Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena, Pasadena’s National Charity League, Pasadena Unified School District, and others will be participating in welcoming these delegates and athletes as a part of the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program. The 2015 Los Angeles Special Olympics officially begins this Saturday, July 25, and will continue throughSunday, August 2. For more information about the Special Olympics World Games Host Town Program, please visit:http://www.la2015.org/host-town. For more information about Kidspace Children’s Museum, please visit:www.kidspacemuseum.org.

 

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