Public invited to free Special Olympics powerlifting event at Oakville High

Oakville High School will host Special Olympics athletes from across the state for the first time for the St. Louis Powerlifting Meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15.

Athletes will compete in the bench press and deadlift events for a chance to qualify for the state Special Olympics set for May 29 to May 31 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Saturday’s event will take place in Gym A of Oakville Senior High School, 5557 Milburn Road. Nearly 70 OHS students will volunteer their time to organize and host this event, which is free and open to the public.