Pleasanton Downtown Association Celebrates Olympic Day At 1st Wednesday Street Party
Posted On: May 17, 2016.
PDA News Archive
The spirit of the Olympic Movement will roll into Pleasanton during the Pleasanton Downtown Association’s (PDA) 1st Wednesday Street Party in celebration of Olympic Day.
The 1st Wednesday Street Party takes over downtown Pleasanton on Wednesday, June 1 from 6-9pm. Main Street will fill with nearly 200 vendors, live music, children’s activities, food trucks, a beer and wine garden and much more! Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympics in the Entertainment Garden sponsored by ClubSport of Pleasanton located at 530 Main Street. The PDA is honored to welcome Paralympian Sebastian DeFrancesco to the event. He will be on hand to take photos, sign autographs and show off his Table Tennis talents that earned him five medals in competitions throughout the world.
62 year old DeFrancesco is a Santa Cruz native and retired Green Berets with the US Army. After serving in the Vietnam War he discovered his passion for table tennis. He is a member of the Wheelchair Sports Hall of Fame and New England Hall of Fame. His love of sports has extended to his daily life as he works with disabled children to promote sports.
The Pleasanton Downtown Association’s Olympic Day event is one of more than 2,000 events taking place nationwide during the month of June. The events, designed to engage youth and promote the ideals of the Olympic movement, feature athlete appearances, family-friendly activities and interactive learning experiences.
“We are excited to take part in Olympic Day and inspire children in our community,” said Pleasanton Downtown Association Executive Director Laura Olson. “The Pleasanton Downtown Association is proud to support the Olympic Movement and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.”
Around the world, more than 160 countries take part in the annual celebration. Olympic Day, created in 1948 to commemorate the birth of the modern Olympic Games, focuses on the Olympic values and ideals such as fair play, perseverance, respect and sportsmanship. In the U.S., Olympic Day events range from small gatherings to large, city-wide events.
The 1st Wednesday Street Party is sponsored by Hacienda Business Park, ClubSport of Pleasanton and the Alameda County Fair.