Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship
Commemorating the birth of the modern Olympic Games, Olympic Day is not only a celebration, but an international effort to promote fitness and well-being in addition to the Olympic ideals of Fair Play, Perseverance, Respect and Sportsmanship. Olympic Day is much more than just a sports event, it is a day for the world to get active, learn about Olympic values and discover new sports.
Olympic Day is celebrated annually on June 23rd by thousands of people in more than 160 countries. Last year, more than 500,000 Americans celebrated Olympic Day by participating in 1,055 Olympic Day events hosted in 813 cities across all 50 states. Americans also celebrated in 11 overseas locations, making last year the most successful Olympic Day celebration ever in the United States.
The United States Clay Target Foundation, along with Skyway Trap & Skeet Club, were awarded the opportunity to host an Olympic Day celebration on June 23, 2015. We will be showcasing the Olympic shooting sports of Olympic Trap and Olympic Skeet. Participants will not only be encouraged to participate in the shooting events, they will also have an opportunity to meet and talk with former Army Marksmanship Unit and five-year US National Team member Marvin Spinks. We will also have members of the USCTA Olympic Development Program, Hannah Christian, Peter Meola, Gabriel Shandles and Joshua Vega, to demonstrate the sport and talk about their goals and the importance of the Olympic ideals - in sport and in life.
Check back for the Olympic Day schedule of events.