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

  • Feb
    07
    North Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Edison
    New Jersey
    North Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 07, 2016
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School
    Edison, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    07
    South Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    West Deptford
    New Jersey
    South Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    South Basketball League
    West Deptford, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    07
    Central Basketball League
    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Lawrence Township
    New Jersey
    Central Basketball League

    Come and cheer on our athletes as they demonstrate their courage and determination on the court during a day of basketball competition.

    For more information

    Feb 07, 2016
    09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Notre Dame High School
    Lawrence Township, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
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