Field Day Events Take Place Wednesday, May 11, 2016.  

Monterey County Office of Education

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Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

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Contact: Jessica Hull / Communications and Public Relations Officer  831.784.4245 (o), 209.679.4858 (c)


Salinas, Calif. – Nearly 200 special education students from locations throughout Monterey County in grades 1 through 12 from the Monterey County Office of Education will participate in a field day events themed “If I Had Fun, I Won!” in Salinas on Wednesday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rabobank Stadium (Salinas Sports Complex) 175 Maryal Drive, Salinas.

The ball throw, turbo javelin, standing long jump, and multiple wheel chair races and running events will fill the morning specifically designed for moderately to severely disabled students. High school students from Carmel High School serve as volunteers to assistant the MCOE Adapted Physical Education teachers who coordinate all of the games and festivities.

“Field Day is a unique opportunity for special education students to enjoy physical activities with their peers throughout the day, and gain a sense of self confidence and pride,” said Dr. Nancy Kotowski, Monterey County Superintendent of Schools.


9:20 a.m.: Opening Remarks and National Anthem

9:30 a.m.: Student Parade

10:00 a.m. to noon: Racing Events and Open Field

Noon: Lunch

12:30 p.m.: Closing Ceremonies