Harding University to host Special Olympics Arkansas summer games

Harding University will host the Special Olympics Arkansas summer games May 21-23, celebrating 22 consecutive years having the event on campus.

Opening ceremonies kick off at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21, and activities last through closing ceremonies at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23. Events include eight sports, and more than 2,000 athletes and 500 coaches are expected to attend.

University Aramark Facility Services will deliver and pick up hundreds of chairs, tables and dumpsters and clean and prepare dorms where coaches and athletes will be housed. Harding’s physical resources department will revamp the entire south end of campus, building the main event stage and setting up electrical wiring throughout the Special Olympics site at First Security Stadium.