BROOMALL–Emma McGuinn is fit and ready for the Broomall Junior Olympics on Sunday, April 29. The charming 8-year-old is in the second grade at Loomis Elementary School where she is a straight A student.
She is an active and enthusiastic athlete, and her favorite after-school activity is Irish dancing where she has won many competitions. On April 29, Emma intends to participate in a few events and is most hopeful in the 50-yard dash. She will be joined by her two brothers (ages 4 & 6) as well as many of her classmates and neighborhood friends throughout the afternoon.
The Junior Olympics is held at Veterans Park, Rotary Field, on Lawrence Avenue in Broomall. Registration on April 29 begins at 12:30 p.m. and events commence at 1 p.m. All children ages 3-10 are invited to participate. There is no charge and everyone receives an award.
Events include ball throw, 50-yard dash, broad jump and more. All competitions are organized by age group to ensure an equitable and enjoyable event. It is a fun-filled day for the whole family,
The Junior Olympics is an annual event sponsored and run by the Broomall Rotary Club. The club also conducts the Firecracker 5K on July 4, the Doggy Show on October 6 and Pictures with Santa at Christmas time.
Complementary refreshments are provided by restaurateur Martin Godfrey, owner of Mrs. Marty's Deli. Marty has traditionally provided support for this event and for Rotary's charitable function, Christmas Sharing. He is a long-time Rotarian and active member of the community.