Special Olympics and Unified Sports Programs
We started Throwing Zone Athletics 26 years ago with a program called Olymkidz. It was a run, jump, and throw program to introduce basic track and field programs into the township of Katlehong schools. It then grew to many townships around the country over six years and was Olymkidz was funded by Mobil sponsorship amounting to 6000 plus schools in RSA. Then the word got out and Japan, Finland, and USA started the mini javelin in 1993. We moved back to USA in 1997 where we built new molds and started manufacturing in Leominster, Massachusetts (1998) and still making high quality parts today. All of our Turbojav products are made in the Massachusetts. They were the first state to introduce Unified sports into schools in 2012. Elementary schools use 300 gram, middle schools use 500 gram, and high schools use 700 gram.
Now, many states and countries are doing Unified sports and are proud to be a part of it. Our commitment to the athletes, coaches, and education programs around the world; it is now available for free on our website. Anyone can go to our website and learn everything they need to know about mini javelin events. We started the 2016 Javelin Games program for your programs to do several throwing skills tests, indoor or outdoor. We have many fun new events for your athletes to enjoy and learn how to throw. We want to help motivate your athletes, coaches and parents with fun stuff to do in track and field.
For the past 20 years, Throwing Zone Athletics, the developer and manufacturer of the Turbojav and mini javelin event, has worked intensely to support Special Olympians in their quest to perform at their very best. We have visited over 40 states since 2000 and enjoyed teaching the javelin event to athletes staff and coaches. In 2011 the Turbojav became an official event in Special Olympics summer games worldwide. The 300g is the official weight for women and men under 15. The 400g is the official weight for men over 15 years old. Some states use 500 gram for men like Texas Oklahoma Wisconsin and few others as well. All of them are fun to throw and that is most important.