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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

  • Sep
    30
    NC Special Olympics Sports Day
    Sep 30, 2016
    Ruston
    Louisiana
    NC Special Olympics Sports Day

    Join us September 30th at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, LA as our athletes compete and show their skill in Flag Football Bocce, Horseshoes, Soccer competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. For more details please use the contact information below.

    For more information

    Sep 30, 2016
    Louisiana Tech
    Ruston, Louisiana
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    01
    North Soccer League
    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Clark
    New Jersey
    North Soccer League

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    For more information

    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Oak Ridge Park
    Clark, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Oct
    01
    South Soccer League
    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Soccer League

    Join us as our athletes compete and show their skill in soccer competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports.

    For more information

    Oct 01, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    RiverWinds Community Center
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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