The 32nd West Citrus Kiwanis Field Day will be celebrated on Friday, March 23, at Crystal River High School.
More than 300 developmentally disabled teenagers and adults from the Citrus County community will get together to compete in various athletic events. This is a day of fun, laughter, and making the dreams of the CREST students and Key Training Center clients come true.
Winning, for these special athletes, isn’t always tied up in the anxiety of trying to be better than someone else, breaking records, or pushing someone else out of the victory box. Winning is hearing the cheers from the crowd as they approach the starting line. And it is the smile that answers those cheers that says, “Watch me do my best.”
After that first step, that first throw, that first kick, they are then referred to as “champions.”
The Women of Beverly Hills, the Crystal River High School NJROTC and the Health Academy will assist throughout the day, in addition to other local businesses, organizations and volunteers. The event will begin with the traditional Parade of Athletes at 10:30 a.m. followed by a ceremonial torch run. The athletic events will quickly follow the opening ceremony and continue through the morning, both on the field and inside the school gym.
The event is open to the general public. Admission is free and cheering crowds are more than welcome to participate in this magical event.