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Join us 27 October at Boitumelo Special School in Kimberley, Northern Cape as our athletes compete and show their skill in Futsal competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.
For more informationContact: DesmondPhone: +27824036725
Join us 28 October at Midlands State University in Zvishavane, Midlands, Kenya as we offer our Unified Sports Training targeting the vibrant Leos Community at Midlands State University. For more details please use the contact information below.
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Join us 28-29 October in Kuruman, Northern Cape South Africa as we host our as our ALSPS Training and Development event. For more details please use the contact information below.
For more informationContact: Evelyn SiyokoPhone: 0726104718
Special Olympics Texas Area 21 will be having its Area Bocce & Unified Bocce Competition on Friday, Octboer 28 at the UISD Student Activity Complex. Opening Ceremonies will begin at 9:30 a.m. with competition following right after.
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The Laredo Area 21 will have a Bowling Fun League on Friday October 28 at Jett Bowl North in Laredo, Texas.
Athlete check-in starts at 10:00 a.m. and bowling starts at 10:30 a.m.
This is an event for the Florida Parishes area. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the area will compete. To play, coach or volunteer for this event see your area contacts.
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To improve Athlete skills and confidence, creation of friendship with their teammate without discrimination based on intellectual disability. To show case family member of their talented & ability Athletes. To promote awareness about importance of unified sport in the community.
For more informationContact: Benoit NkurunzizaEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 0781591891
This is a joint event with the Young Athletes Program and the Irish Aid project in Malawi. The aim of the event is to have a Young Athletes Program Family Members Day in Mulanje with 100 new family members, and for 50 Young Athlete Program members and 30 partners to participate in a Demonstration Day.
It's the ultimate tug of war challenge... and a great team-building event! Gather a team of 12 and join in the Gatesville Fire Truck Pull Challenge. Your team will play "tug of war" with a 55,000-lb fire truck on October 29. The teams with the Fastest Team Pull will be named the Fire Truck Pull Challenge Champions!
The South Central Regional Bowling Tournament will be held at North Rock Lanes, Wichita, KS. Competition will begin at 8:00am. For more information, contact Ali Barnard at email@example.com
For more informationMore DetailsContact: Ali BarnardEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 316-253-4202
Joey Cushman was an Arlington Police Officer who was killed in a training exercise on June 7, 2001. The Arlington Police Department has chosen to honor his memory and continue his legacy of service to Special Olympics Texas athletes. Our hope is to keep his support visible and show his family that his spirit lives on in our hearts. Support Special Olympics Texas athletes in your community by participating in the Joey Cushman 5k.
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