Elite Sport & Culture Week

Hosted by: Tiffin University, Terra State Community College, Tiffin Mercy Health and National Machinery

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October 20-25, 2018

Elite Sport and Culture Week will feature over 20 world-class athletes and coaches, who will participate in educational and inspirational events throughout the community. Access the side bar menu or the links in the calendar below for more information, including biographies for the participating Olympians, Paralympian's and coaches.

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Schedule of Elite Week Events


Saturday 20

Youth Games & Awards: Medal Ceremony
9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

*Medal winners are invited to march with Olympians at the Festival of Champions

Sunday 21

No events planned.

Monday 22

TU’s Heminger Center
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Tuesday 23

Festival of Champions
TU’s Heminger Center
5:00 – 9:00 PM

Youth can Redeem their 3-Pillars for a Sport Bag and Photo 

Wednesday 24

Sport Talk
TU’s Heminger Center
10:00 – 11:00 AM

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
TU’s Wrestling Facility
3:30 – 5:00 PM

Art Exhibit Featuring Dr. Liston Bochette III
TU’s Hayes Center
Diane Kidd Art Gallery
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Trivia Challenge with Medal Ceremony
TU Marion Center
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Elite Athletes will be speaking in area schools on Wednesday, October 24. See schedule below.

Thursday 25

Good Morning World Breakfast Panel
TU’s Marion Center
7:30 – 9:00 AM

Sport Careers Round Tables
TU’s Marion Center
9:30 – 10:45 AM

Criminal Justice Distinguished Lecture Series
Threat Assessment at the Olympics
Marion Center
11:00 AM – 12:15 PM

*All events are open to the community.


Aaron Montz

"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



Contact Dr. Bonnie Tiell, btiell@tiffin.edu