North America

North America has 544,581 athletes participating in all 30 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

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Stories from North America


marzo 18, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

Unified on the Court in North Carolina

By Rebecca Ralston

Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game.View Story Energy was high and the competition was fierce as students from the University of North Carolina, along with Special Olympics athletes from Orange County, took on the Duke Blue Devils and local Durham County athletes in the first Special Olympics Unified Sports basketball game. Despite a tight game and aggressive play, the home team pulled away with the victory – the game’s final score was Duke – 42, UNC – 37. Nearly 400 students and community members came out to support the teams and shared in the energy, passion and determination of Unified Sports.

About Rebecca Ralston:I work for Special Olympics Project UNIFY with a focus in Youth Leadership.
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marzo 17, 2014 | North America: Louisiana

LSU Unified Team

By Samantha McMillian

Through Project UNIFY and SO College, youth in Louisiana have found a voice and established themselves on 5 college campuses and in over 35 high schools.View Story Through Project UNIFY and SO College, youth in Louisiana have found a voice and established themselves on 5 college campuses and in over 35 high schools. Students throughout these schools have participated in the Special Olympics Unified Sports® program which pairs athletes with intellectual disabilities and their peers without intellectual disabilities. SO College allows students involved in their high school to transition and continue their Special Olympics involvement once they progress to college. If not for programs such as Unified Sports, hearing impaired athletes like Roy Mernard would sit on the sidelines. Roy is a local high school student and a member of the Special Olympics Louisiana LSU flag football team. He works well with his teammates, unified partners and coaches, he is finally able to compete in a sport that he loves and excels at. Partnering with LSU and this unified flag football game specifically has brought awareness to Unified Sports, SO College and will showcase the abilities of our athletes.

About Samantha McMillian:LSU Unified Team info
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marzo 18, 2014 | North America: Alabama

University of Alabama Unified Team

By Matthew Hood

"Team sports bring people together"- There is no better summary of Unified Sports. The team from the University of Alabama has been practicing together for the last few months to prepare for the big game against LSU.View Story "Team sports bring people together"- There is no better summary of Unified Sports. The team from the University of Alabama has been practicing together for the last few months to prepare for the big game against LSU. This time together and the shared experience of sport has helped create a bond among the team, true friendships that will last far beyond the flag football field. This is the beautiful thing about Unified Sports.

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marzo 18, 2014 | North America: Massachusetts

Unified Track: Breaking Down Barriers, Together

By David Albertini

David Albertini, a Unified Sports partner in Massachusetts.

David Albertini, a Unified Sports partner, said, "Having unified track at our school last year was really fun -- it was amazing to see all of the athletes at Lunenburg High School running on the same track. While we may be all of different speeds and skill levels, we were all athletes."View Story Having unified track at our school last year was really fun -- it was amazing to see all of the athletes at Lunenburg High School running on the same track. While we may be all of different speeds and skill levels, we were all athletes and we were all looking to compete. There were no labels on anyone except for their lane numbers. This is something anyone would appreciate, runner or not. I have to admit that I was uncertain as to how this whole thing would work out, but after the first practice I realized we had a lot more in common that I thought. We were all athletes and wanted to get better and win. At the final meet at the end of the season with all the unified track teams, it was hot out and on an artificial turf surface, but it was so much fun to see every person on that track trying their best. There is something to be said about people who try their best and are proud of it. I think a lot of misconceptions and barriers came down during that meet.

About David Albertini :Starting senior year at Lunbenburg High School, Massachusetts, looking back on my first experiences with the power of Unified Sports.
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agosto 09, 2013 | Latin America: Panamá

México, Puerto Rico y Rep. Dominicana Softbol participan en evento de Softbol

By Alicia S.

Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos.View Story Del 15 al 22 de Agosto, las delegaciones de México, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana participarán del 2013 North America Softball Invitational en Mercer County Park junto a atletas de Canada y Estados Unidos. Con un total de 360 atletas y 96 entrenadores, éste evento servirá como inspiración para muchas personas a nivel mundial y una experiencia que seguramente dejará huellas en la vida de todos los participantes. La gran familia de Special Olympics América Latina les desea mucho éxito!

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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

jul 31, 2014
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Celebrating Special Olympics and A Unified Generation

On July 31, 2014, President and Mrs. Obama together with a special guest will host a dinner at the White House in honor of the Special Olympics movement and the call to create a “Unified Generation.” With just 12 months to go before the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles, the dinner will inaugurate a year of activities and events to challenge the nation to embrace the unique civil rights movement of inclusion, unity and dignity that is led by people with intellectual disabilities, their friends and families and our youth.
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White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW

Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES

ago 1, 2014
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Nordholm Classic Golf Tournament

Tee off and change a life at the 26th Annual Nordholm Classic Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics Long Beach. We will host this tournament at the beautiful Recreation Park on August 1. With your support, we can raise much needed funding for individuals with intellectual disabilities and have a fun day of golf, sun, and food.
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Email:longbeach@sosc.org
Phone:562-498-6351
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Recreation Park Golf Course
5000 East Anaheim Street

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

ago 2, 2014

East Region Softball Tournament

Join us on Satruday, August 2nd in Pasco, Missouri as athletes from the Eastern Region compete in a Special Olympics softball. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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Pasco
Pasco, Washington
UNITED STATES

ago 2, 2014

Northwest Region Softball Tournament

Join us on Saturday, August 2nd at in Lynden, Washington as athletes from the Northwest Region compete in a Special Olympics Softball Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org
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Lynden, Washington
UNITED STATES

ago 4, 2014
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Area 11 Golf Outing

Join us on August 8th at The Highlands Golf Course in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the 7th Annual Special Olympics Golf Classic. This event raises funds for Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 and promotes awareness of our program. It costs $125 per person or $500 per team to participate. Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:00am with event starting at 8:30am. This scramble format tournament promises to be a rewarding day with challenging golf, awards, prizes, food and fellowship with co-workers and Special Olympics Michigan Area 11 athletes! For more details please use the contact information below.
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Ashley Diersch
Email:ashley.diersch@somi.org
Phone:616-583-1202
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The Highlands Golf Course
2715 Leonard St. NW

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 4, 2014
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

KTLA5 Warner Bros. Charity Golf Classic & Golf Ball Drop

KTLA5 and Warner Bros. will host the 22nd annual Charity Golf Classic and Golf Ball Drop on August 4 at the Lakeside Golf Club. The KTLA5 Warner Bros. Charity Golf Classic is a golf tournament that attracts hundreds of golfers, including many celebrities and sports figures. Jerry West, Rafer Johnson, and KTLA on-air personalities have attended the tournament. This tournament will feature many on-course contests and giveaways, plus amazing live and silent auction packages. Sign up for this fun-filled day to help raise funds for Special Olympics Southern California athletes.
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Mindy Boyle
Email:mboyle@sosc.org
Phone:562.502.1146
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Lakeside Golf Club
4500 Lakeside Dr.

Burbank, California
UNITED STATES

ago 5, 2014
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Special Olympics Unified Sports Soccer Match

MLS WORKS, ESPN, and Special Olympics North America will host a Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer match immediately following the MLS All-Star open practice at Providence Park. The match will highlight Special Olympics Unified Sports soccer teams (comprised of players both with and without intellectual disabilities from North America and Germany) and the partnership’s exchange programs currently taking place in conjunction with various MLS clubs. Please enter Providence Park through Gate 2. Gates will open at 9:30 AM and close at 3:30 PM. No ticket required.
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Providence Park
1844 SW Morrison St

Portland, Oregon
UNITED STATES

ago 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Bayouland Area Unified Bowling

Join us on August 9th at Creole Lanes in Houma, Louisiana as athletes and Unified partners from around the Bayouland area compete in Unified bowling. Cheer on our athletes or see how you can become a Unified partner for Special Olympics Louisiana. For more details, refer to the contact information below.
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Theresa Theriot
Email:santacruztee@msn.com
Phone:985-331-3007
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Creole Lanes
1371 W Tunnel Blvd.

Houma, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

ago 10 - 11 2014

37th Annual San Luis Obispo County Golf Tournament

Tee off and change a life at the Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Special Olympics San Luis Obispo County. We will host this tournament at the beautiful San Luis Obispo Country Club on August 10 and 11. With your support, we can raise much needed funding for individuals with intellectual disabilities and have a fun day of golf. The auction and dinner will be held on Aug 10 and the golf tournament will be held on Aug 11.
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Jody Watty
Email:sanluisobispo@sosc.org
Phone:805.544.6444
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San Luis Obispo Country Club
255 Country Club Dr

San Luis Obispo, CA
UNITED STATES

ago 12, 2014
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

2014 Medaling Monkey 5k Walk/Run

Join us on Tuesday, August 12th at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan for our 5k Walk/Run for Special Olympics Michigan-Kent and Barry County. Registration will begin at 5:00pm and the race will start promptly at 6:30pm. If you haven't yet signed up for the race and would like to participate, you can do so using the registration link below or finding us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MedalingMonkey.
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Ashley Diersch
Email:ashley.diersch@somi.org
Phone:(616) 583-1202
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John Ball Park
1300 W Fulton St.

Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

ago 22 - 24 2014

Masters Bowling Tournament

Join us on August 22-24 at the Masters Bowling Tournament being held at the Gold Cup Bowling Center in Warner Robins, Georgia. More than 800 athletes and 100 Unified Partners from around the state will participate in two days of competition in traditional and Unified bowling. For more details refer the contact information below.
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David Crawford
Email:david.crawford@specialolympicsga.org
Phone:229-292-5143
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Gold Cup Bowling Center
1041 Russell Pkwy

Warner Robins, Georgia
UNITED STATES

ago 22 - 24 2014

Georgia Horse Show

Join us on August 22-24 as over 200 Special Olympics athletes and 25 Unified Partners from around the state head to Gainesville, Georgia for the State Horse Show. The competition will feature riders in dressage, showmanship, walking trail, English and Western style riding. Come experience this unique and exciting event!
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Stephen Sparks
Email:stephen.sparks@specialolympicsga.org
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Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center
1855 Calvary Church Rd

Gainesville, Georgia
UNITED STATES

ago 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Plane Pull

How fast can you pull an airplane? Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at our 9th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Airport. Our Plane Pull puts you and a team of 25 against a 164,000 pound FedEx Airbus 310 to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. No skill level — or muscles — required.
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562.502.1041
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Long Beach Airport
2019 E. Wardlow Rd.

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

ago 23, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Plane Pull -- Long Beach Airport

How fast can you pull an airplane? Test your strength, stamina, and endurance at our 9th annual Plane Pull fundraiser on Saturday, August 23 at 10 a.m. at the Long Beach Airport. Our Plane Pull puts you and a team of 25 against a 164,000 pound FedEx Airbus 310 to benefit Special Olympics Southern California athletes. No skill level — or muscles — required.
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100
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Long Beach Airport
2019 E. Wardlow Rd

Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES

ago 23, 2014

G. Michael Perry Softball Tournament

The Perry Family started this annual tournament in 2008 as way to ensure that Special Olympics athletes had the opportunity to participate in sports year-round. This year the tournament will feature individual skills competition, traditional Special Olympics team play and Unified Sports® Team Play. Come join us for a fun day to celebrate athletes around Wyoming and their dedication to sports!
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Special Olympics Wyoming
Phone:307-235-8403
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North Casper Sports Complex
1700 East ‘K’ Street

Casper, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

ago 24, 2014
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Unified Golf Tournament

Join us on August 24th at East Greenwich Country Club in East Greenwich, Rhode Island for day of Unified Golf that will join people with and without intellectual disabilities on the green to play a round of golf together. Come and experience what it means to play unified!
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Special Olympics Rhode Island
Phone:401-349-4900
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East Greenwich Country Club
1646 Division Rd

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

ago 24, 2014

MLS Team Exchange

Coaches, athletes and unified partners participating in high school unified soccer will be eligible to participate on the Special Olympics Sounders teams that will be playing home and away against the Special Olympics Timbers and Special Olympics Rapids. Each exchange will include a competition, players clinic, team awareness activity and tickets to watch the MLS teams in action. This unique opportunity is supported by the MLS and its member clubs.
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Portland, Oregon
UNITED STATES

ago 30 - 31 2014

Disney Half Marathon Weekend

Spearheaded by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, the Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is a fundraising event dedicated to increase public awareness and understanding of the Special Olympics. Every dollar raised through the Disneyland Half Marathon will help fund Special Olympics programs in your community. Not only will you bring home magical memories to last a lifetime, but you'll also raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics Southern California. It's the magical moment you've been training for.
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John Watkins
Email:jwatkins@sosc.org
Phone:562-818-5492
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Disneyland Resort
1313 S Disneyland Dr

Anaheim , California
UNITED STATES

sep 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Unified 9-Hole Golf Tournament

Join us on September 9th at Lakewood Golf Course in Madison, Maine for a day of Unified golf. Athletes and Unified partners from around the state will show their skill and play unified. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Maine
Phone:+1 (207) 879-0489
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Lakewood Golf Course
Route 201

Madison, Maine
UNITED STATES

sep 12 - 14 2014

Special Olympics Washington 11th Annual Coaches Conference

Join other Washington coaches on September 12-14 at the Downtown Tacoma Marriott in Seattle, Washington for an informative meeting recapping the previous year and enjoying camaraderie!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Downtown Tacoma Marriot
Seattle, Washington
UNITED STATES

sep 13, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Acadiana Area Softball & Horseshoes Invitational

Join us on September 13th at Brown Park in Lafayette, Louisiana for a day filled with Unified sporting competition. This event is open to all Unified softball teams, t-ball teams (traditional or unified), and horseshoes athletes from around the state. Horseshoes will be offered in singles, doubles, and unified doubles. Please contact use contact information below if you have any interest in joining this event. Hope to see you there!
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Brock Banos
Email:bbanos@laso.org
Phone:(985) 345-6644
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Brown Park
Lafayette, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Be a part of the World's Largest Truck Convoy fundraising event as Alberta truck drivers and the law enforcement community unite to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Alberta. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Det. Theresa Garagan
Email:tgaragan@calgarypolice.ca
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AMTA Head Office
#1, 285005 Wrangler Way

Rocky View, Alberta
CANADA

sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Join a compassionate army of truck drivers on Saturday September 20, 2014 in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion as law enforcement escorts the World's Largest Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. Each truck must donate a minimum of $100 to participate.
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Dot
Email:Kohlbach
Phone:9197197662 ext 119
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PNC Music Pavilion
707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte , North Carolina
UNITED STATES

sep 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bayouland Area Horseshoe & T-Ball

Join us on September 20th at Monsanto Park in Luling, Louisiana for a day filled with Unified sports competition. Male and female athletes and Unified partners from the Bayouland area will show their skill and compete in horseshoes and t-ball. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Theresa Theriot
Email:santacruztee@msn.com
Phone:985-331-3007
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Monsanto Park
Luling, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

sep 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy

The South Carolina State Police will host the 2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Carolina. Join the compassionate army of truck drivers as law enforcement officers escort them across the highways and byways of South Carolina to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
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Deborah Jacobs
Email:djacobs@so-sc.org
Phone:8034045517
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South Carolina Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd.

Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2014's World Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota

The World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota, held September 20, 2014 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics North Dakota athletes.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Ave

West Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

sep 20 - 21 2014

South Dakota State Softball Tournament

Join us September 20-21 at Parkview Softball Complex in Rapid City, South Dakota as athlete from around the state come together for two days of tournament action. The tournament will feature Unified Softball, Slow Pitch and Tee Ball. Come and witness the true power of sports.
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Domico Rodriguez
Phone:605-718-8491
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Parkview Softball Complex
4415 Parkview Dr

Rapid City, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

sep 20, 2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dulles Day Plane Pull

Think you have what it takes to pull a 164,000-plus pound cargo jet for a great cause? Join us for the Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull® each fall at Dulles International Airport. Watch teams of 25 play tug-of-war with a cargo jet to see who can pull the aircraft 12 feet the fastest. Other event highlights include airplane and auto exhibits, the kid’s zone and bus pull, varied displays and activities, vendors, food and entertainment for the entire community. Event admission and parking are free.
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Ellen Head
Email:ehead@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:703-359-4301
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Dulles Airport
Sterling, Virginia
UNITED STATES

sep 28, 2014

Unified Flag Football Tournament

Join us on September 28th at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota for a day of Unified flag football competition. Athletes and Unified partners will be competing from the following counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Rock, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Scott, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mark Anderson
Email:mark.anderson@somn.org
Phone:612-604-1266
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Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave

St. Peter, Minnesota
UNITED STATES

oct 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Over the Edge -- St. Louis

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 19 stories from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org
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Hyatt Regency
St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

oct 4, 2014
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

2014 Central Michigan University Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

The Central Michigan University(CMU) Homecoming 5K is a Homecoming tradition of more than 20 years! The CMU 5K Run/Walk starts Homecoming morning off right with a course that begins at historic Finch Fieldhouse. Registration is from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m, with the race starting at 8am. The registration cost for the race is $25 before September 15th and $35 afterwards. All participants will receive a shirt and medal at finish. Prizes for overall male and female finishers and master's (40+) male and female finishers and new this year - a prize will be awarded for the most CMU spirit! All proceeds benefit the more than 20,000 athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. Early packet pickup will be available at Special Olympics Michigan on October 3rd between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
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Erin Dougherty
Email:erin@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-6278
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Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

oct 10 - 11 2014

South Carolina Fall Games

Join us from October 10-11 at Pavilion Recreation Complex in Taylors, South Carolina as athletes from all over the state will be competing in Under 21 bocce, masters bowling, disc golf, flag football, volleyball, tennis, golf and soccer. Hope to see you there.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road

Taylors, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

oct 11 - 12 2014

Stand Up Paddle Board Invitational

This is an inclusive Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) event that will provide competition for Special Olympics Florida SUP teams with a certified heead coach, along with general public race divisions. Register to race in the General Public Division at www.paddleguru.com. Saturday evening on October 11 after SUP teams check in, there will be an athlete dinner and dance at Key West High School. For more information on how to register a Special Olympics Florida SUP team please contact Ruth Holland 305-923-0288 or ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org.
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Ruth Holland
Email:ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org
Phone:305-923-0288
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Higgs Beach
Atlantic Blvd.

Key West, Florida
UNITED STATES

oct 17 - 18 2014

Over the Edge

You step to the edge, look over, and catch your breath. Adrenaline takes over and, next thing you know, the thrill of adventure consumes you. Welcome to Over the Edge — an adventure for the truest fans! Special Olympics Virginia invites you to go Over the Edge in Richmond. Not for the faint of heart, participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will find themselves rappelling down the SunTrust Center in downtown Richmond — all to support Special Olympics Virginia. And organizations also can band together to “Toss Their Boss” for the cause. Extreme adventure. Extreme community impact. Trust us, you won’t be the same person by the time your feet reach solid ground. For information visit www.overtheedgeva.com or follow us on Twitter @OverTheEdgeVA.
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Anita Dean
Email:adean@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-467-1250
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SunTrust Center
919 E. Main Street

Richmond , Virginia
UNITED STATES

oct 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Over the Edge -- Jefferson City

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 13 stories from the Jefferson State Office Building. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org
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Jefferson State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES

oct 18 - 19 2014

Unified Basketball Divisioning Tournament

Join on us on October 18-19 at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Connecticut as our athletes and Unified Partners take the court to compete in a divisioning tournament that will encourage athletes of all ability levels to participate and be recognized for his/her performance. Afterwards, competitions will be structured so that athletes and Unified Partners will compete with others of similar ability in equitable divisions. For more information, please refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email:susanm@soct.org
Phone:(800) 443-6105
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Floyd Little Athletic Center
480 Sherman Pkwy

New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

oct 19, 2014

Northwest Region Bowling Tournament

Join us on Sunday, October 19th in Lynwood, Washington as Special Olympics bowlers from the Northwest Region compete in a one-day Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org
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Lynwood, Washington
UNITED STATES

oct 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Unified Volleyball Divisioning Tournament

Join on us on October 19th at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Connecticut as our athletes and Unified Partners take the court to compete in a divisioning tournament that will encourage athletes of all ability levels to participate and be recognized for his/her performance. Afterwards, competitions will be structured so that athletes and Unified Partners will compete with others of similar ability in equitable divisions. For more details, please refer to contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email:susanm@soct.org
Phone:(800) 443-6105
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Floyd Little Athletic Center
480 Sherman Pkwy

New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES

oct 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Unified Soccer Assessment Round - South Section

Join us on October 19th at Plymouth Street Fields in Mansfield, Massachusetts for an exciting day of Unified soccer. Registration opens at 8am with competition lasting from 10am-2pm. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Sam Baglioni
Email:sam.baglioni@specialolympicsma.org
Phone:508-821-3635
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Plymouth Street Fields
50 Plymouth Street

Mansfield, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

oct 20, 2014
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament

Join us for the 2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament Monday, October 20th at West Rutland School in West Rutland, Vermont. This competition will include schools from throughout Vermont. Athletes and partners will compete in 5 per side team soccer or individual skills. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Chris Langevin
Email:clangevin@vtso.org
Phone:802-863-5222
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West Rutland School
713 Main St.

West Rutland, Vermont
UNITED STATES

oct 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

School Unified Soccer Tournament

Join us for the 2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament on October 20th at West Rutland School in West Rutland, Vermont. This competition will include athletes and Unified partners from schools from throughout Vermont. This tournament will feature 5 a side football matches as well as an individual skills competition. Come and witness all the sports excitement.
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Chris Langevin
Email:clangevin@vtso.org
Phone:802-863-5222
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West Rutland School
713 Main St

West Rutland, Vermont
UNITED STATES

oct 24, 2014

Unified Bowling

Join us on October 24th at Bemidji Bowl in Bemidji, Minnesota for a amazing day of Unified bowling. Athlete and Unified partners from Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard & Lake of the Woods counties will play unified to support acceptance and inclusion. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mark Anderson
Email:mark.anderson@somn.org
Phone:612-604-1266
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Bemidji Bowl
3455 Laurel Dr NW

Bemidji, Minnesota
UNITED STATES

oct 25, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is an annual one-day celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. On October 25, 2014, when you fire up your engine at The Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair, you will be joining thousands of other truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada, all of whom are driving with two goals in mind: 1) to form the largest procession of trucks the world has ever seen and 2) to build a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics. In Virginia, this convoy takes place on Interstate 95 near Richmond and is organized by the Virginia State Police as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Roy Zeidman
Email:rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3022
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Meadow Event Park
Doswell, Virginia
UNITED STATES

oct 26, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Los Angeles

Run on Team Special Olympics Southern California in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series – one of Southern California's most entertaining races. Race to the finish in Los Angeles on October 26. Not only will you rock out to music at every mile, but you'll also raise funds for the rock star athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.
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Richard Fernandez
Email:rfernandez@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100
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LA Live
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

oct 30, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Bocce & Unified Bocce Competition

Special Olympics Texas will be hosting an Area Bocce Competition on Thursday, October 30, 2014. This event will start with the Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. followed by Competition. Entries are due to the area office by Friday, September 12, 2014 by no later than 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or other Special Olympics Texas Area events, please refer to contact information below.
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Maribel Santoya-Maciel
Email:msantoya-maciel@sotx.org
Phone:(956) 712-2144
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TBA
Laredo, Texas
UNITED STATES

nov 1, 2014

Nebraska Unifed Bowling

Join us on November 1st at either Lepoard Lanes in Bellevue or Cedar Lanes in North Platte to witness an exciting match of Unified bowling. Athletes and Unified partners from around the area will compete to promote acceptance and inclusion through sport. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Rick Childree
Email:rchildree@sone.org
Phone:402-331-5545 Ext. 12
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Leopard Lanes & Cedar Lanes
Bellevue and North Platte, Nebraska
UNITED STATES

nov 6 - 8 2014

15th National Invitational Tennis Championship

Join us as Special Olympics South Carolina hosts the Special Olympics North America 15th National Tennis Championships. Athletes will compete in 5 levels of competition: Level 1 – Individual Skills Competition; Level 2 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 4 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 5 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles. Come fill the stands to cheer and support our athletes. See you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Van der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort
116 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

nov 6 - 8 2014

Special Olympics North America 15th National Invitational Tennis Championships

Join us November 6-8 at Van der Meer Shipyard Resort in Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina for 3 days of golf tournament action! The tournament feature Level 1 – Individual Skills; Level 2 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles; Level 4 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles and Level 5 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles. Hope to see you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:KGarrick@so-sc.org
Phone:803-772-1555
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Van der Meer Shipyard Resort
116 Shipyard Drive

Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

nov 8 - 9 2014

Virginia State Fall Championships

Fall Championships is one of Special Olympics Virginia's state level competitions, held at the end of the fall season in Virginia Beach. Approximately 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across Virginia are selected to go for the gold in bowling, bocce, golf, volleyball, roller skating, and soccer competitions. Fall Championships also features a Saturday evening Opening Ceremony, where we light the Flame of Hope to "open" the Championships, followed by a Victory Dance - a favorite of both our athletes and volunteers!
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Gray Miller
Email:gmiller@specialolympicsva.org
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Various Virginia Beach Venues
Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES

nov 12, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Area Bowling Competition for High School Age & Unified

The Laredo area will host a Bowling Competition for all High School age and Unified athletes on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Jett Bowl North. The competition is for athletes participating in all assisted, unasssited, bowling and unified events. The competition will start with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. and competition starting at 10:00 a.m. Bowling entries are due to the area office by Wednesday, October 1, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for this competition or any other event please refer to the contact information below.
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Maribel Santoya-Maciel
Email:msantoya-maciel@sotx.org
Phone:(956) 712-2144
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Jett Bowl North
701 Gale Street

Laredo, Texas
UNITED STATES


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