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Huntsville, AL, United States, 2013/08/09 - The Special Olympics Track & Field Events will enter its 46th year with more than 400 special athletes competing at Milton Frank Stadium on October 22 (rain date October 24). Opening Ceremonies begin at 9:30am with games concluding at 1:30pm - AEgisTG.com.
Athletes ranging from 8 to 65-years-old from Madison City Schools, Madison County Schools, Huntsville City Schools and the Opportunity Center will participate in the following events: running and standing long jump, softball throw, 20 meter walk, 100 meter dash, 50 meter dash, 200 meter run, shotput, 50 meter assisted walk and wheelchair-pushed. Each athlete will receive a ribbon during the awards ceremony.
AEgis Technologies is sponsoring and coordinating the event with help from various school systems and the Opportunity Center. More than 1,000 volunteers will be on hand to assist each athlete, work the track and field events and prepare and serve food. Co-sponsored by the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation, Special Olympics is an athletic and recreational program for people with physical and mental disabilities.
“AEgis is once again honored to be a part of this incredible event and help support a wonderful community of special needs athletes and their families. Our employees look forward to this event every year and are proud to give their time to such an important cause,” said Camille Gardner, AEgis Director of Corporate Business and Proposal Development, and Special Olympics Chair.
About The AEgis Technologies Group, Inc.
Awarded the 2012 Small Business of the Year (Outstanding Small Business category 51-350 employees) and awarded the 2012 Russell G. Brown Executive Leadership Award for excellence in leadership and entrepreneurship for AEgis President & CEO Steve Hill by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Also awarded one of the Top 20 Best Places to Work in 2012 by the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce.
AEgis Technologies (aegistg.com) is a privately held small business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, USA, that provides advanced technology and expert consulting services to industries throughout the world. AEgis specializes in modeling & simulation (M&S) and micro/nanoscale technology development. The company’s M&S products and services include simulation software and training simulators; geospatial databases; 3D models; war fighter exercise support; systems engineering and analysis; verification, validation, and accreditation (VV&A); test and evaluation support; Hardware-in-the-Loop (HWIL) and Man-in-the-Loop (MIL) simulation. AEgis’ Nanogenesis Division excels in advancing cutting edge micro and nanoscale technologies from concept to deployment with applications ranging from defense to energy to biotechnology.
AEgis has enjoyed steady growth with revenues increasing to $65+ million in sales and employment of 300+ professionals. AEgis has been instrumental in the acceptance of M&S as a profession, as a graduate program of study among many colleges and universities and in the creation of an M&S standards and professional certification across the international M&S professional community-of-practice. Since its founding in 1989, AEgis has been committed to honesty and integrity and has been recognized for its honorable business practices by receiving the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Ethics Award. The company’s highly skilled work force is dedicated to building lasting relationships and providing superior products and services to our customers.