Friday, 08 June 2018 21:50

Special Olympics Maine holds opening ceremonies

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ORONO - The Special Olympics Maine has become a staple over the course of the past half-century in Vacationland, and one of the most exciting parts of the year kicked off officially Friday.


The organization, celebrating its 49th year of existence, held its opening ceremonies at the University of Maine Friday evening. The actual summer competitions will then get going Saturday morning. The day saw the conclusion of the torch run, followed by a parade of athletes and the actual opening ceremony itself.


Several of those present had a chance to express their appreciation.

Jon Alba

Anchor/Sports Director
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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.