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Councilmen Blackwell and Yates to recognize 22 Special Olympic teams at local softball tournament

Wednesday July 27, 2011

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt  574-4137/526-3622

A great sports competition gets underway on Saturday, July 30th when 22 softball teams meet to play in the 10th Annual Special Olympics Softball Tournament at Incarnation Catholic Church.

“This will be a great weekend of sports, fun and activity for everyone,” says Councilman Rick Blackwell (D-12). “I am honored to join Incarnation Catholic Church in support of Special Olympics of Kentucky.”

Councilman Blackwell has been a sponsor of the tournament for many years. He and Councilman David Yates (D-25) are partnering with volunteers of Incarnation Catholic Church and Special Olympics. During the competition, every team and athlete will receive recognition and an award for their participation.

“These young men and women should be recognized for their dedication to physical fitness through athletic competition,” says Yates “I am pleased my support will help provide a memorable day for them.”

The tournament will run from 8:00am to 8:00pm. The Incarnation Catholic Church is located at 2229 Lower Hunters Trace.

The mission of Special Olympics of Kentucky is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness,

To learn more about the 10th Annual Special Olympics Softball Tournament go to: To learn more about all programs and events of Special Olympics of Kentucky, go

Rick Blackwell (D) 12
David Yates (D) 25