In celebration of the 50th Anniversary the Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational will be a unifying world class tennis tournament driven by youth leadership and focused on sustainable high quality sports development. The Dominican Republic will host the World Tennis Invitational Tournament and the Special Olympics Global Athletes Congress, to be held in Santo Domingo from November 9 to 17 of this year with the participation of 220 athletes, 100 coaches, 500 families, 50 judges and officials, from 30 countries around the world.
Athlete arrivals - November 9
Divisioning - November 9-10
Opening Ceremony - November 11
Competitions - November 12-16
Closing Ceremony - November 16
Athletes Departure - November 17
The Office of the First Lady of Dominican Republic is committed to being the host institution in the country together with the Ministry of Sports and providing all its support in the organization, logistics and operation of these activities. With the celebration of these events, the Dominican Republic consolidates its commitment to the promotion of societies with greater inclusion, respect and dignified treatment of people with different abilities. Part of these actions are motorized through the Center for Integral Attention for Disability (CAID), based in Santo Domingo West, Santiago and San Juan, in correspondence with the inclusion policies of the government of President Danilo Medina.
In addition to the World Tennis Invitational and the Global Athletes Congress, the country will host the Special Olympics International Board of Directors Annual Meeting. The three events are part of the commemorative activities of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Special Olympics, a Movement that was founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968.
For more information, visit the Special Olympics World Tennis Invitational website.