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SONA Golf Invitational Tournament

October 17-20, 2013. Seaview - Pine and Bay Courses, Galloway, New Jersey, USA


More than 200 golfers from throughout North America will compete in the 14th annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament, October 17 - 20 at the beautiful Seaview Resort in Galloway, New Jersey. 

Golfers of all ages and abilities will compete in Level I - Individual Skills Contest, Level II - Alternate Shot Team Play Competition, Level III - Unified Sports® Team Play, Level IV - Individual Stroke Play Competition (9 holes), and Level V - Individual Stroke Play Competition (18 holes). Medal ceremonies for the golf competition will take place immediately following the final round on Sunday.

Visit official tournament page for full info and results.

Tournament Schedule

All times subject to change.

Thursday, October 17


10:00am - 4:00pm   Arrivals
 5:00pm  Dinner
6:00pm  Opening Ceremony and Concert
9:00pm  Coaches Meeting

Friday, October 18  

7:00am  Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm  Tournament Round 1
6:00pm  Dinner/Social Activities

Saturday, October 19

7:00am  Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm  Tournament Round 2
7:00pm  Dinner/Special Event


Sunday, October 20  

6:00am  Breakfast
8:00am - 4:30pm Tournament Round 3
5:00pm  Awards (by division)*
6:30pm  Dinner

* Awards will be presented by level and division once all golfers in that division conclude their final round.

Note: meals are for registered delegation members only.

Volunteer or Cheer!

There's no better way to experience the joy and power of Special Olympics than by seeing it first-hand and we've got two ways you can be part of the action!


Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics and the SONA Golf Invitational Tournament needs volunteers, in an away of roles, to help make it a success!


Golf knowledge is a plus, but not a must. Individuals and groups are welcome. All volunteers will be trained and scheduled by the Games Organizing Committee and all volunteers will receive a Tournament volunteer shirt and meal, depending on shift time(s).

Coming Soon: Register to Volunteer!

While not required, we do encourage volunteers to take Special Olympics' online Protective Behaviors training so that everyone can play an active role in maintaining a safe and healthy Tournament experience for our athletes.

Fans in the Stands (Gallery, actually)

Every athlete loves to be cheered on. If you live in the New Jersey area, come on out to Seaview Resort course to cheer on our athletes! The event is free and open to the public.

Note: golf carts will not be provided for spectators or family members.

Media Resources

To help media better share the stories and successes from the Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament, we're providing news, results, photos and more for media representatives.

National golf media inquiries and requests are to contact Sherry Major for assistance.

Special Olympics Program Communications contacts are to contact Amie Dugan, SONA, for assistance.


Photos, Video, Results from the 2012 Tournament

View/download photos from Tournament 




Final Results (9-9-12):

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5









Our Sponsors

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors

The 2013 Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament is made by possible by the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games Organizing Committee and the following generous sponsors.


Presenting Sponsors:



Special Olympics Golf

The Special Olympics golf program began in 1988 with the assistance of The PGA of America and USGA.  Since then both associations contribute to the growth of the program with grassroots training, rules education, tournament administration and national program financial support.  

The PGA Tour also provides ongoing financial support to the program and PGA Tour player Padraig Harrington is a global ambassador for the international sports program helping to implement golf programs and initiatives designed to spread respect for people with intellectual disabilities.