971857_10151546732668310_1696636653_nSpecial Olympics GB will be back in Southgate Centre, Bath today from noon til 2pm collecting more ‘smiles’ in support of the 2013 National Summer Games.

The Special Olympics 2013 National Summer Games will be kicking off with a spectacular Opening Ceremony at the Royal Crescent in Bath on 28 August.  1,700 Special Olympics athletes from around England, Scotland and Wales will then compete in 12 sports over the following three days.  “And everything is lining up to make sure that the Special Olympics National Summer Games in Bath will be our best ever,” says Karen Wallin, Special Olympics GB Chief Executive.

“We’ve had amazing support from the people of Bath including the residents of the Royal Crescent and Bath & North East Somerset Council.  And this week we will be at Southgate Centre with our friends from Leonard Cheshire who will be demonstrating the sport of Boccia.

“Boccia is one of the competitions at our Summer Games that not everyone may be familiar with it. We are inviting members of the public to come and watch the demonstration, meet the athletes and have a go. We’re also collecting ‘smiles’ to support our campaign to make sure that everyone in Bath knows about the Summer Games.”

Have a look at the ‘smiles’ that Special Olympics collected last week.

The Special Olympics team will also be back at Southgate next Thursday – looking for more smiles.

The schedule for the Summer Games is now available on www.Bath2013.org.uk. Information about how to obtain tickets for the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 28 August will be available shortly.