Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

San Angelo in Tom Green County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Kiwanis Little Olympics

 
 
Kiwanis Little Olympics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2020
1. Kiwanis Little Olympics Marker
Inscription.  On April 21, 1942, the first Little Olympics began as a community service project organized by the San Angelo Kiwanis Club. The event let grade school-aged children prepare for and compete in an area track and field competition, otherwise not available to them. The annual event hosts 4th through 6th grade students from 30-35 local schools. Upwards of 250 volunteer hours are needed to organize and run the event, which averages 1,500 participants and 5,000 spectators. 2016 marked the 75th Little Olympics, illustrating how volunteerism and community service can make a positive, lasting impact on children of the San Angelo community.
 
Erected 2017 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 18803.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkSports.
 
Location. 31° 25.875′ N, 100° 27.64′ W. Marker is in San Angelo, Texas, in Tom Green County. Marker can be reached from Knickerbocker Road. Marker is located just inside the northwest gate of San Angelo Stadium.
Kiwanis Little Olympics Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, November 24, 2020
2. Kiwanis Little Olympics Marker
Marker is located just inside the fence, behind the entrance gate.
Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1902 Knickerbocker Road, San Angelo TX 76904, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. ​Johnson Street Church of Christ (approx. 0.4 miles away); Calvary Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Daniel Millar (approx. one mile away); Fairmount Cemetery (approx. one mile away); John Ingram (approx. one mile away); Congregation Beth Israel (approx. 1˝ miles away); Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Homesite of Mrs. Robert Massie (1867-1931) (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Angelo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 25, 2020, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.
Paid Advertisement
Feb. 28, 2021