Little Athletes Take to the Track for Little Olympics

Published 05/03 2014 11:00PM

Updated 05/03 2014 11:51PM

SPRINGDALE, AR -- Little athletes hit the track and field running for the 39th Annual Little Olympics.

Around 800 5th graders from Springdale Public Schools participated in the Kiwanis Club Little Olympics. Elementary school PE teachers served as the coaches and the event not only encourages kids to get outside and exercise, but it creates lasting memories.

"I've heard the story told that on occasion, presidents of student bodies at high school at their graduation mention one of their fondest memories is attending Little Olympics," said Bill Carter with the Kiwanis Club of Springdale.

It was a bright and early start for the students Saturday morning, with activities kicking off at 7:30 a.m.

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