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For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2011

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

World Paralympians & Miami Heat Wheels Players Join Miami-Dade Parks for Olympic Day Event at Goulds Park


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
The Miami-Dade Park and Recreation Department in partnership the U.S. Olympic Committee will be joined by world-Paralympians and Miami Heat Wheels players to assist and inspire young athletes participating in its Olympic Day celebration and games from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at Goulds Park, 113 SW 216 St., Miami. 

Among the featured athletic celebrities are Elexis Gillette, a visually impaired long-jumper who is a two-time silver medalist at the Paralympic Games; and Scott Danberg, who is well-regarded fitness and wellness coach, and dominant force on the international throwing scene.  

Several hundred children, ages 6 to 14, that are enrolled in Miami-Dade Parks' summer camps are expected to compete in a variety of athletic events that will include track and field, fencing, volleyball, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, and baseball.

Olympic Day is celebrated annually in more than 60 countries around the globe. In conjunction with disability services and the general population, it encourages physical fitness and well-being as it commemorates the modern Olympic Games and its ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect, and Sportsmanship. 

For directions to the event, call 305-255-2399.

Who: Miami-Dade Parks and the U.S. Olympic Committee

What:Olympic Day Celebration and Games hosted by Miami-Dade Parks and the U.S. Olympic Committee

When: June 14, 2011, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Where:Goulds Park
11350 SW 216 St.
Miami, FL 33170


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