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8th Annual Sky's the Limit Mini Olympics

The 8th Annual Sky’s the Limit Mini Olympics held at Beaton Park, Wollongong proved to be another great success with over 250 competitors taking part from as far afield as Sydney to the north, Narooma to the south and Goulburn in the west.

The opening ceremony is always a great feature of the day with the competitors decked out in their new bright orange Mini Olympics T-shirts marching past with their team banners and flags unfurled, everyone then gathered in front of the grandstand where we were offered a Welcome to country by Dharawal elder Richard Davies followed by a brilliant Didgeridoo performance by Graham Carpenter. Ashley Olafson performed a great rendition of the National Anthem despite some equipment failure, EET CEO Amanda Calwell – Smith then officially opened 2015 8th Annual
Mini Olympics followed by some impassioned speeches from Mini Olympics Ambassadors Len Snowden and Angelica Comelli.

Then it was time for the racing to begin and the overcast weather couldn’t diminish the excitement everyone was feeling as our first competitors lined up for the 400m or headed to the wide range of field events on offer including shot put, turbo throw javelin, high jump or long jump. Another highlight of the day has to be the Novelty race and the local business people who took part in it didn’t disappoint with plenty of whacky and colourful costumes on show. We were grateful to have Olympian Shaun Boyle and Marty and Fairlie from i98FM preside over the Medal Presentations. There were many great performances on the day and the Olympic spirit was alive and well with plenty of high fives and congratulations being offered to other competitors no matter their result, the Mini Olympics once again truly displayed that it is a showcase of diversity.

 

 

 

 

      


We wish to thank the following businesses:

 

Support Sponsors:

Community Gateway

Warrawong Nissan & Suzuki

Greenacres

The Professionals

Wollongong City Council

Westpac Banking Corporation

 

Event / In Kind Sponsors:

Steel City Beverages

St George Illawarra Dragons

Woolworths Wollongong

I98 FM Street Fleet

McDonalds Warilla

Bakers Delight Corrimal

Illawarra Small Goods

Commonwealth Bank

The Flagstaff Group

State Training Services

Lions Club Woonona

Thirroul Bowling Leagues and Recreation Club

Home Instead Senior Care

Anytime Fitness Kiama

Sturman Electronics

The People Creative Specialists

 

NSW Dept of Education & Communities (DEC)

Essential Employment & Training (Head Office)

Horizon Credit Union

Illawarra Premium Food & Beverages

Shellcove Bricklaying

Access Pay

FINcare

Digital Print Bureau

Annick Leach

The Comelli Family

 

Schools:

Bulli High School

Cedars Christian College

The Illawarra Grammar School

Lake Illawarra High

Dapto High