Mother Nature has rained on the Starved Rock Area Special Olympics Area 16 Spring Games parade of athletes. Due to inclement weather and poor facility conditions as result of Thursday's rain and extended forecast, the Spring Games set for Saturday, May 4 have been cancelled.
"As always, the safety of our athletes, coaches, volunteers, staff, and spectators is our number one priority. The current conditions at our venue would compromise the safety of all involved as well as the quality of this competition," Area 16 director Cheri De Paepe said.
This event will not be made up. A random drawing will be held to determine advancement to Summer Games in June, and the results of that drawing will be announced on Monday, May 6.