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Calendar of Events

  • Oct
    04
    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit
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    Wed Oct 04, 2017
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit

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    Wed Oct 04, 2017

    Special Olympics South Carolina will host more than 400 middle and high school students from Unified Champion Schools statewide for a one-day leadership conference. The students, with and without intellectual disabilities, will explore ways of leading the Unified Champion School movement in their schools and communities while connecting with other youth leaders who share in this movement.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Columbia Convention Center
    1101 Lincoln St
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • Oct
    13
    Unified Schools Middle School Youth Summit
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    Fri Oct 13, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Farmington
    Minnesota
    USA

    Unified Schools Middle School Youth Summit

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    Fri Oct 13, 2017
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    Students are going to experience opportunities to: Embrace each other’s differences and celebrates success in various situations: Learn about strategies to overcoming adversity; Foster creative solutions to solve problems for all abilities by using teamwork and communication: Develop leadership traits in how to lead a team in a way that is respectful, encouraging, and inclusive.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Farmington High School
    20655 Flagstaff Ave
    Farmington, Minnesota
    USA
  • Oct
    24
    Youth Leadership Summit
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    Tue Oct 24, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    location
    Corvallis
    Oregon
    USA

    Youth Leadership Summit

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    Tue Oct 24, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    The 2017 Youth Leadership Summit that will gather over 200 middle and high school students from Corvallis and surrounding areas to ignite their passion for promoting inclusion, equality and respect in their schools and communities.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Oregon State University - Lasells Stewart Center
    875 SW 26th St
    Corvallis, Oregon
    USA
    The LaSells Stewart Center is the performing arts and conference center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis, Oregon.
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  • Nov 10 - Nov 12
    South Carolina State Fall Games
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    Fri Nov 10 - Sun Nov 12, 2017
     
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    Greenville
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Fall Games

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    Fri Nov 10 - Sun Nov 12, 2017
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina welcomes and estimated 1700+ athletes, partners and coaches for the annual State Fall Games with competitions offered in bocce (under 21 years old), bowling (over 21 years old), disc golf, flag football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Unified Sports and traditional Special Olympics competition events are offered in each of these sports.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Various venues
    Greenville
    Greenville, South Carolina
    USA
  • Dec
    08
    Unified Bowling School Invitational
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    Fri Dec 08, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    location
    Eden Prairie
    Minnesota
    USA

    Unified Bowling School Invitational

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    Fri Dec 08, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    This is a welcoming environment that uses sports as a tool to defeat intolerance. Schools that participate in Unified Bowling are not required to bowl five days a week nor have a background in bowling to participate. Instead, we want students to work together, learn from each other and to have fun bowling!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Brunswick Zone
    Eden Prairie
    Eden Prairie, Minnesota
    USA
  • Feb 01 - Feb 28
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges
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    Thu Feb 1 - Wed Feb 28, 2018
     
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    Statewide
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges

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    Thu Feb 1 - Wed Feb 28, 2018
     

    Multiple Polar Plunge fundraising event take place across the state, mostly during the month of March. Many Unified Champion Schools get involved with the events as a way to raise money and awareness for both Special Olympics South Carolina on a state level as well as their individual school’s Special Olympics program. Youth and other supporters take the plunge into frigid bodies of water on behalf of Special Olympics.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Statewide
    Statewide
    Statewide, South Carolina
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 23
    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games
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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     
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    2018 Special Olympic Middle East - North Africa 9th Regional Games

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    Wed Mar 14 - Fri Mar 23, 2018
     

    The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.

  • May 11 - May 13
    South Carolina State Summer Games
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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     
    location
    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Summer Games

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    Fri May 11 - Sun May 13, 2018
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina hosts more than 1400+ athletes, unified partners and coaches for the State Summer Games at the largest army training base in the country. Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina hosts the event with competition opportunities in aquatics, athletics (track & field), bocce (over 21 years old), bowling (under 21 years old), gymnastics and softball.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Ft. Jackson – Columbia
    Strom Thurmond Blvd.
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
    location
    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


    Venue(s)
    location
    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.