Huntsville, Alabama —
AEgis Technologies is celebrating 50 years of the Special Olympics by once again sponsoring the North Alabama Special Olympics Track and Field Events on October 23, 2018. The event will feature more than 400 special needs athletes competing at Milton Frank Stadium with Opening Ceremonies beginning at 9:30 am with games concluding at 1 pm. (Rain date is October 25)
Athletes ranging from 8 to 65-years-old from Madison City Schools, Madison County Schools, Huntsville City Schools and the Opportunity Center will participate in the following events: running and standing long jump, softball throw, 20 meter walk, 100 meter dash, 50 meter dash, 200 meter run, shotput, 50 meter assisted walk and wheelchair-pushed. Each athlete will receive a ribbon during the awards ceremony. All qualifying athletes will compete in the state-level Special Olympics in spring 2019.
AEgis Technologies is sponsoring and coordinating the event with help from various school systems, Opportunity Center and additional sponsors and vendor support. More than 1,600 volunteers will be on hand to assist each athlete, work the track and field events and prepare and serve food. Co-sponsored by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation, Special Olympics is an athletic and recreational program for people with physical and mental disabilities.
About The AEgis Technologies Group Inc.
AEgis Technologies is a high-tech, privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, that specializes in modeling and simulation technology and emerging training solutions for military and commercial applications. Our capabilities include: Warfighter Training & Exercise Support; Virtual & Augmented Reality (VR/AR) Simulators; Unmanned Air (UAS/Drone) & Ground Vehicles (UGV) Simulators; Geospatial-3D Content; Gaming; Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI); Cyber Security – IA/RMF; Satellite Communications and Assessment; Directed Energy/HEL Sensors & Instrumentation; Systems Engineering & Analysis; System Development & Integration; Test & Evaluation; Verification, Validation, & Accreditation (VV&A); Process Control Automation; and Advanced Materials Technologies. For additional information please visit our website: www.aegistg.com.
Georgina L. Chapman
Marketing & Communications Manager
AEgis Technologies Group
256-922-0802 ext. 1588