Celebrate Olympic Games with free Olympic Day event
Saturday, June 18 • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Playfair Park
Special guests include U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist in cycling Megan Fisher,
1972 Olympic luge racer Bob Rock, and Sibahn Doxey, Miss Montana USA 2016. The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into
Missoula this Saturday, as Parks and Recreation and Missoula Youth Rugby host a
free family festival at Playfair Park.
Kids and families are invited to a free Olympic
Day celebration on Saturday, June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Playfair Park.
Kids can enjoy a wide variety of Olympic-themed games and activities,
like fencing, rugby, cycling, taekwondo and more. The first 300 kids will
receive an Olympic goodie bag and all participants will have a chance to win
exciting raffle prizes. Special guests include U.S. Paralympic Gold
Medalist in cycling Megan Fisher, 1972 Olympics luge racer Bob Rock, and Sibahn
Doxey, Miss Montana USA 2016.
“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire kids
in the Missoula community,” said Nikki Perez, events specialist with Missoula
Parks and Recreation. “Parks and Recreation and Missoula Youth Rugby are proud
to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active
The June 18 celebration is one of more than 2,000 events
taking place nationwide during the month of June. The events, designed to
engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete
appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the
annual celebration.Olympic Day, created
in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the
Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and
sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to
large, city-wide events.
Olympic Day partners include Missoula Taekwondo Center, Missoula Fencing
Association, Bravo Acting and Teresa Waldorf's Summer Theatre Day Camp,
HockeyWolf.com, Downtown Bike Ambassadors, Missoula Youth Rugby, Bicycle
Hanger, Eat Smart Missoula, Costco, and theU.S. Olympic Committee and Team USA.