Elite Sport & Culture Week

Meet World Class Athletes and Coaches including Olympians & Paralympians

October 20-25, 2018

Elite Sport and Culture Week will feature world-class athletes and coaches, with over a dozen Olympians and Paralympians participating in educational and inspirational events throughout the community. Festivities include the Festival of Champions, celebrating elite sports, sportsmanship and culture; school visits from Olympians and affiliates; a Youth Games and Medal Ceremony; an art exhibit, featuring an eclectic collection from a renowned Olympian; and a community breakfast panel featuring Olympians and a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

“Elite Sports and Culture Week will have a significant impact in the Tiffin Community. Exposure to Olympians, Paralympians and coaches will provide unprecedented opportunities to learn and appreciate the core values of the Olympics. I welcome and encourage everyone to participate in this wonderful investment in our community. Surely, the Olympic values on parade in Tiffin and Seneca County will affect the quality of life for all those involved for years to come.”

- Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz

Schedule of Events

Saturday, October 20
Youth Games and Medal Ceremony

Monday, October 22
Free-style (Local schools invited to host Olympic theme activities)

Tuesday, October 23
Festival of Champions at Tiffin University’s Heminger Center

Wednesday, October 24
Speaking tour at area schools and the Ritz Theatre
Diane Kidd Art Gallery exhibition, featuring works from Dr. Liston Bochette III

Thursday, October 25
Good Morning World “Preparing for LA 2028”

Students (K-6) are encouraged to earn three pillars in the summer by learning about sport and culture at the library, the YMCA and the Tiffin Art Guild. The three pillars can be redeemed for a sport bag or water bottle and a picture with an Olympian at the Festival of Champions. All participating schools will receive an Education Tool-Kit prior to the 2018-19 academic year.

*Events through Wednesday are free and open to the community.