Somerset County Freeholder Deputy Director Mark Caliguire congratulated the athletes competing in the 2014 Special Olympics Cycling Competition at an awards ceremony held on Monday at Skillman Park, located in Montgomery Township.
“These athletes train hard and compete with such pride and effort,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Caliguire. “It was an honor to be able to participate in their big day and be part of such a special event.”
The cycling competition began on Monday, June 16, and concludes Thursday, June 19. It comprises eight events, all to be held at Skillman Park, including the 10K Road Race; 10K Time Trial; 15K Road Race; 1K Time Trial; 2K Time Trial; 500 M Time Trial; 5K Road Race; and 5K Time Trial.
Freeholder Deputy Director Caliguire presented medals to the winners of the day’s events, which included the Cycling 500 M Time Trial and the Cycling 5K Time Trial.
Special Olympics, Inc. conducts National Summer Games every four years in different locations across the United States. Athletes include children and adults from around the world with intellectual disabilities. The 2014 USA Games is the largest Games to date, and consists of more than 3500 athletes from around the country competing in 16 sports hosted at locations in Somerset and Mercer counties.
“I encourage everyone to attend the Games,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Caliguire. “Each athlete is an inspiration.”