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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

  • сен
    10
    North Soccer League
    сен 10, 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

    сен 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Oak Ridge Park
    Clark, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • сен
    10
    Central Soccer League
    сен 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Lawrenceville
    New Jersey
    Central 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

    сен 10, 2016
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Rider University
    Lawrenceville, New Jersey
    UNITED STATES
  • сен
    10
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament
    сен 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Caledonia
    Michigan
    Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament

    The annual Special Olympics Michigan Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament is scheduled for Saturday September 10, 2016 with competition taking place from 9:00am - 2:00pm. Paris Ridge Elementary in Caledonia will play host to this year's event as constructions has forced us to move the event from it's previous home. We are now taking volunteer registrations for the event with the follow spots available: Registration, Awards, Medical, Scorekeeper, Timekeeper and Referee. For more information about the Southwest Regional Soccer Tournament, or to volunteer, please contact Nick Caudle, SOMI Manager of Sports & Training.

    For more information
    Contact: Nick Caudle
    Email: caudl1n@cmich.edu

    сен 10, 2016
    09:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Paris Ridge Elementary
    4690 Paris Ridge Dr.
    Caledonia, Michigan
    UNITED STATES
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