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Special Olympics Unified Sports are a fun way for everyone to get onto the court or playing field. Our teams are called unified because they are made up of people with and without intellectual disabilities.
One More Tri, the only unified triathlon in the state, embraces the idea that sports can unify all of us. It's more than a race - it’s a Unified Triathlon Experience where triathletes of all skill levels compete side-by-side with Special Olympics athletes. This race is inspired by a simple principle: the act of competing together ensures a quick path to understanding, acceptance, and friendship. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides free year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for more than 25,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Special Olympics South Carolina will host more than 400 middle and high school students from Unified Champion Schools statewide for a one-day leadership conference. The students, with and without intellectual disabilities, will explore ways of leading the Unified Champion School movement in their schools and communities while connecting with other youth leaders who share in this movement.
It will be the battle of the badges when Law Enforcement, First Responders and the community take to the basketball courts to earn bragging rights as the best basketball team in all of Las Vegas! Teams are limited to 3 - 5 players and registration is only $30 per person. Teams are encouraged to raise additional funds and those who raise a minimum of $1,000 will have a Special Olympics athlete play on their team. Spectators are welcome and will be asked to make a donation at the door.
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Join us on Saturday, October 14th at Maplewood Lanes in Omaha, Nebraska as athletes and their Unified partners compete in Unified Bowling competition.
Unified Basketball Matches will be held at Sumner Academy, 1610 N 8th St, Kansas City, Kansas and Washburn Rural High School, 5900 SW 61st St, Topeka, Kansas, on October 15.
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Athletes will come from around North America to compete in Levels 1-5 in Singles, Doubles and Unified match play. Van der Meer Tennis Center in the Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island is hosting the event Oct 19-22.
Join us on 24-28 October at Shanghai Sports University in Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi China as athletes and Unified Partners compete in Unified Soccer matches.
Join us 25 October at Provincial Stadium in Banteay Meanchey, Cambodia as Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.
The North Central Regional Volleyball will be held October 28 at Southeast of Saline High School, 5056 KS - 4, Gypsum, Kansas 67448. The competition will be from 9:00am to 1:00pm. For more information, contact Krystin Guggisberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
This event will bring together all official middle and high school Unified Soccer teams in Oregon to compete in a regional tournament. If you are interested in volunteering to keep score, please let us know and we can provide more information!
Join us on 2-3 November at Sports Center for the Disabled People as Special Olympics athletes in Beijing, China as Special Olympics athletes compete in Unified Football competition.
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Join us on November 5th in Overland Park, Kansas at Shawnee Mission West High School as our athletes and their Unified Partners participate in Unified Basketball Tournament competition. Please contact Clint Armistead at email@example.com for more information.
Special Olympics South Carolina welcomes and estimated 1700+ athletes, partners and coaches for the annual State Fall Games with competitions offered in bocce (under 21 years old), bowling (over 21 years old), disc golf, flag football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Unified Sports and traditional Special Olympics competition events are offered in each of these sports.
More than 1,200 athletes, coaches and chaperones from 46 counties take part in the Poly Hockey & Unified Bowling Finals each year. Poly Hockey at Eastern High School and Fieldhouse in Lansing: Poly Hockey is an adaptive sport similar to floor hockey. Athletes use plastic hockey sticks and pucks and play on a floor surface. The poly hockey competition will consist of both team play and an individual skills contest.
Unified Bowling at Spare Time Entertainment Center in Lansing: Unified bowling pairs a Special Olympics Michigan athlete with an athlete who does not have an intellectual disability.
This will be our 13th State Unified Tournament. We are expecting 300 bowlers to participate in doubles and team events.
Join us November 24-27 at University of Malaya, PJ in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as Special Olympics female athletes and their Unified Partners from around the country compete and show their skill in football competition.
This is a welcoming environment that uses sports as a tool to defeat intolerance. Schools that participate in Unified Bowling are not required to bowl five days a week nor have a background in bowling to participate. Instead, we want students to work together, learn from each other and to have fun bowling!
The Regional games will take place from 14- 23 March 2018 with the participation of around 1800 athletes competing in 16 different sports , 450 coaches, 3000 volunteers and 100 honored guests. On the sidelines of the games several initiatives will be held: Healthy athletes program- Families forum- Young athletes demo- Youth Summit.
This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.