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Football

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

World's Most Popular Sport

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

About This Page

Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Football requires little in the way of specialized equipment and is organized using simple, intuitive rules. It's so fundamental to the future of Special Olympics' growth plans that it is the focus of our Global Football initiative. Football is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same teams. In 2010, Special Olympics held its Unity Cup in connection with the World Cup. The coming years will see more exciting global and regional football events for Special Olympics.

Football Events

  • may.
    07
    Unified Soccer Tournament
    may. 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    Unified Soccer Tournament

    The Kansas Unified Sports League will host its culminating tournament. KC area high schools, middle schools and adults will compete against teams of similar age and ability. Teams are comprised of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer partners who work together to enhance their skills and form friendships. Exemplifying that "Together, we will achieve."

    For more information
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    Contact: Clint Armistead
    Email: armisteadc@ksso.org
    Phone: 913-236-9092

    may. 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    David Jaynes Stadium
    100 McDanield St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    07
    Area 4 Spring Games
    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Houston
    Texas
    Area 4 Spring Games

    Come and cheer on our athletes during our Greater Houston Area Spring Games as they demonstrate their courage and determination for a day athletics and soccer competition. This event will be held on May 7th at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School in Houston, Texas. Support our athletes and experience sports in its truest form. For more details please use the contact information below.

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    Contact: Renee Klovenski
    Email: rklovenski@sotx.org
    Phone: 713-290-0049

    may. 07, 2016
    08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School
    8900 Bellaire Blvd.
    Houston, Texas
    UNITED STATES
  • may.
    20
    5-a-Side Special Olympics Unified Football Tourney
    may. 20, 2016 - may. 22, 2016
     
    Rome
    ITALY
    5-a-Side Special Olympics Unified Football Tourney

    Against the backdrop of the breath taking setting of St Peter's Oratory in Rome, Special Olympics will demonstrate the power of sport to create a Unified world. Teams from all over Italy and Europe made up of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities, will compete in the Special Olympics 5-a-side Unified Football Tourney from May 20th to May 22nd. The teams will come from Hungary, Lithuania, France, Poland as well as four teams from Italy: Team Piemante, Team Lazio, Albano Primavera and Team Sardegena. Each team is made up of nine players (5 Special Olympics athletes and 4 team mates without intellectual disabilities). The teams will also be accompanied by 24 coaches and 50 family members cheering them on.

    For more information
    Contact: Stella Vernole
    Email: stella.vernole@gmail.com

    may. 20, 2016 - may. 22, 2016
     
    St Peter's Oratory
    Rome
    ITALY
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