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.

Stories from North America


July 12, 2014 | North America: Oklahoma

Hard life till Special Olympics

By Joshu

I just didn't have anyone care about me, but when I get involved in Special Olympics, I made friends there who that didn't care about how I am, or what kind of disability I had. All they cared about was, would I be their friend, no matter what.View Story I just didn't have anyone care about me, but when I get involved in Special Olympics, I made friends there who that didn't care about how I am, or what kind of disability I had. All they cared about was, would I be their friend, no matter what.

About Joshu:I'm Joshua Smith. I'm from Tulsa Oklahoma. I'm going on 30 years old. My life was not perfect.
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July 12, 2014 | North America: Texas

Meeting Eunice in 1999

By Julia Scott

Eunice asking me questions about my thoughts on Special Olympics.

I had the privilege of meeting Eunice when I took 4 athletes to JC Penney corporate office in Dallas where she was receiving an award in 1999.View Story I had the privilege of meeting Eunice when I took 4 athletes to JCPenney corporate office in Dallas where she was receiving an award in 1999. Her interaction with the athletes was awesome to see first hand. She asked me various questions about my involvement in Special Olympics and I was so in awe of meeting her I had trouble thinking straight enough to get sensible answers out - but I did. She was an amazing woman.

About Julia Scott:I have been involved in Special Olympics for 29 years. I am on the Area SMT, a Key volunteer for Area & State & Head of Delegation for a local team.
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July 12, 2014 | North America: Indiana

World Games 2003

By David Parks

My dad and I with Mrs. Eunice Kennedy Schiver June 2003

My dad was one of the athletes to represent team USA and I got to go with my grandma and uncle. I got to meet Eunice Kennedy Shiver.View Story My dad was one of the athletes to represent team USA and I got to go with my grandma and uncle. When we was coming out of a shoe store at mall in Dublin, Ireland and my dad and I got to meet Eunice Kendendy Shiver while we was there and it was really cool. I was really glad to meet her and thank her for starting Special Olympics!!!! She had a bunch of security around her too.

About David Parks:I started out in Special Olympics all my life because my parents played. I have been playing all kinds of sports. I have won athlete of the year twice for our county and for area 2 I have won it once. I really enjoy playing Special Olympics and I'm 19 years and doing Unified Volleyball now. I particatate in basketball, softball, track and field, unified volleyball, volleyball, and corn toss .
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July 12, 2014 | North America: Minnesota

Fox 9 Profile of 3 Athletes on Team Minnesota

By Ashley Mondor

Katie Timmer and her father at the 2014 USA Games.

Special Olympics Minnesota’s athletes represented Team Minnesota at the USA Games in a major way.View Story Special Olympics Minnesota’s athletes represented Team Minnesota at the USA Games in a major way. Collectively, the team brought home more than 100 medals. Katie competed against all males at the 2014 USA Games and Team Minnesota flag football athletes had the incredible opportunity to lower the flag at closing ceremonies because of their amazing sportsmanship.

About Ashley Mondor:I am a Marketing and Communications Specialist for Special Olympics Minnesota. I am beyond lucky to be able to share our amazing athletes' stories.
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July 12, 2014 | North America: Illinois

Mrs. Shriver was one classy lady

By Sarah Adams

I had the supreme honor of having the opportunity to chat with Mrs. Shriver years ago when she made a presentation at Holy Family Church in Chicago. There was a reception afterwards and I went up and thanked her for having started Special Olympics.View Story I had the supreme honor of having the opportunity to chat with Mrs. Shriver years ago when she made a presentation at Holy Family Church in Chicago. There was a reception afterwards and I went up and thanked her for having started Special Olympics. I explained I have both a brother and son who participate in Special Olympics in IL. She then started quizzing me on how things worked in IL, she wanted to make sure that the heats grouped those of similar abilities together so participants were able to feel good about themselves and about competing. I assured her not only was that accomplished but family members also felt enriched by the experience. She said thank you so much dear, it is meaningful to me to know that. She would have chatted longer but the priest that had accompanied her literally dragged her away. It was obvious she cared so much about everyone involved in Special Olympics.

About Sarah Adams:I am the parent of a 28 year old autistic young man who began participating in Special Olympics at the age of 9. I am also the guardian of my 57 year old brother who resides in a hone for the developmentally disabled in Springfield IL.
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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location

Jul 16, 2014
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

15th Annual Wertz Warriors Poker Run

Join us for the 15th Annual Wertz Warriors Poker Run Wednesday, July 16th to raise money for our athletes. There are limited spots available. Participants can prepay for $100 or $110 at the door. This will include a continental breakfast, lunch and dinner. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We start at Metro Beach; Stop 2 North Channel Yacht Club; Lunch Stop 3: Brownie's; Stop 4: Brown's; Dinner Stop 5: Bumpers Landing. For more info, reservations or prepay contact: TJ Grunwald 586-292-8138 or tjgrunwald@gmail.com; Andre Ducoffre 586-929-2330 or andred035@gmail.com; Mike Davis 586-484-9980 or mdavis@cranbrookloans.com
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TJ Grunwald
Email:tjgrunwald@gmail.com
Phone:586-292-8138
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Metro Beach
Harrison Township, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 17, 2014
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Everett Aqua Sox Special Olympics Washington Night

Join the Everett Aqua Sox and Special Olympics Washington for the 3rd Annual Special Olympics Appreciation Night at Everett Memorial Stadium. The Aqua Sox are excited to recognize all of the awesome athletes, volunteers and coaches of Special Olympics Washington! Enjoy a night out at the ballpark to benefit a great cause and cheer on the Aqua Sox as they face the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes.
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Everett Memorial Stadium
Everett, Washington
UNITED STATES

Jul 19, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Law Enforcement Torch Run Grand Rapids Plane Pull

Join Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run by doing something that's just "plane" fun by taking part in the Gerald R Ford 50th Anniversary Open House Presents the Law Enforcement Torch Run Plane Pull! Are you up for the challenge? Details on the aircraft are still being finalized, but on one end of the rope will be you and your team. On the other will be either a Boeing 757 (roughly 220,000 lbs.), A300(roughly 280,000 lbs.) or A310(roughly 280,000 lbs.). In addition to the Plane Pull, spectators can also take part in the 50th Anniversary Open House which will have all kinds of fun activities such as; aircraft tours, skydivers, static displays and much more. For more details use the link below.
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Ashley Diersch
Email:ashley.diersch@somi.org
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Gerald R Ford International Airport
Grand Rapids, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jul 20 - 25 2014

Special Olympics Missouri Sports Camp

Join us on July 20-25 at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri as we offer a week long Sports Camp this summer to give athletes a chance to experience several different sports as well as a traditional camp experience. In addition to sports opportunities, athletes will have the opportunity to learn about wildlife, do arts and crafts, fish in the Missouri Military Academy pond, and dance. For more details, please use the link and contact information below.
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Susan Shaffer
Email:shaffer@somo.org
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Missouri Military Academy
204 N. Grand Street

Mexico, Missouri
UNITED STATES

Jul 21, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

West Dundee – Unified Golf Qualifier

Join us on July 21st at Randall Oaks Golf Club in West Dundee, Illinois for our West Dundee -- Unified Golf Qualifier. Athletes and Unified partners from around the state will compete to qualify to for the Illinois State Golf Competition. For more details, refer to the contact information below.
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Dan Conley
Email:dconley@soill.org
Phone: 224-234-8635
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Randall Oaks Golf Club
4101 Binnie Road

West Dundee, Illinois
UNITED STATES

Jul 27, 2014

East Spokane Golf Tournament

Join us on Sunday, July 27th in Spokane, Washington as athletes from the Eastern Region compete in an annual Special Olympics Golf 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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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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Spokane
Spokane, Washington
UNITED STATES

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

Aug 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

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
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
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
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 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 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
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Hyatt Regency
St. Louis, Missouri
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 16 - 17 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
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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
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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

Woirlds 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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Debbie Apperson
Email:dapperson@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:757-962-1575
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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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