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Upcoming Events Around the World


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Event

Location


Sep 18, 2014

Recreational Unified Basketball

Join us on 18 September 2014 at Vidyasadan Public School Thellakam in Kottayam, Kerala for a day of recreational Unified Basketball as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Vidyasadan Public School Thellakam
Kottayam, Kerala
INDIA


Sep 18, 2014

Recreational Unified Basketball

Join us on 18 September 2014 in Salem, Tamil Nadu for a day of recreational Unified Basketball as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Salem, Tamil Nadu
INDIA


Sep 18, 2014

Unified Team Basketball Competition

Join us on 18 September 2014 at L.M. Thakkar School for Intellectually Disabled Children Trust in Sabarkantha, Gujarat for a day of Unified Team Competition in Basketball as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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L.M. Thakkar School for Intellectually Disabled Children
Sabarkantha, Gujarat
INDIA


Sep 20, 2014
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wertz Warriors 7th Annual Poker Run

Join us on Saturday, September 10 at 11 AM at Hank's of Alger for the Wertz Warriors 7th Annual Poker Run. Registration for the run will be from 10 AM to 11 AM. Entry is $10. After the race, runners must return to Hanks' by 4 PM where dinner will be served. There will be prizes, 50/50 raffle and an auction. Cars and motorcycles are welcome!
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Hank's Restaurant & Lounge
844 M-76
Alger, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Sep 20, 2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Dulles Day Plane Pull

Think you have what it takes to pull a 164,000-plus pound cargo jet for a great cause? Join us for the Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane Pull® each fall at Dulles International Airport. Watch teams of 25 play tug-of-war with a cargo jet to see who can pull the aircraft 12 feet the fastest. Other event highlights include airplane and auto exhibits, the kid’s zone and bus pull, varied displays and activities, vendors, food and entertainment for the entire community. Event admission and parking are free.
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Ellen Head
Email:ehead@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:703-359-4301

Dulles Airport
Sterling, Virginia
UNITED STATES


Sep 20 - 25 2014

Special Olympics Ecuador National Games

More than 1,000 athletes from around Ecuador, 250 coaches, volunteers, family members and spectators will join together to celebrate the power of sports during the Special Olympics Ecuador National Games. The Games will take place in Macas City on 20-25 September. These Games will be qualifier for athletes to compete in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles 2015.
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Various Venues
Macas, Morona Santiago
ECUADOR


Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EKS Day Vietnam Memorial

Join us on September 9th as we celebrate Eunice Kennedy Shriver's legacy while hosting a Unified Sports 5-a-side Soccer match in Hochiminh City, Vietnam. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Tuan Do
Email:tdo@specialolympics.org
Phone:+84 915079669

Hochiminh City
VIETNAM


Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Join a compassionate army of truck drivers on Saturday September 20, 2014 in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion as law enforcement escorts the World's Largest Truck Convoy to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities. Each truck must donate a minimum of $100 to participate.
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Dot
Email:Kohlbach
Phone:9197197662 ext 119

PNC Music Pavilion
707 Pavilion Blvd
Charlotte , North Carolina
UNITED STATES


Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

World's Largest Truck Convoy

Be a part of the World's Largest Truck Convoy fundraising event as Alberta truck drivers and the law enforcement community unite to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics athletes in Alberta. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Det. Theresa Garagan
Email:tgaragan@calgarypolice.ca

AMTA Head Office
#1, 285005 Wrangler Way
Rocky View, Alberta
CANADA


Sep 20, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bayouland Area Horseshoe & T-Ball

Join us on September 20th at Monsanto Park in Luling, Louisiana for a day filled with Unified sports competition. Male and female athletes and Unified partners from the Bayouland area will show their skill and compete in horseshoes and t-ball. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Theresa Theriot
Email:santacruztee@msn.com
Phone:985-331-3007

Monsanto Park
Luling, Louisiana
UNITED STATES


Sep 20 - 21 2014

Special Olympics Unified Volleyball Tournament

Join us on September 20-21 at the Atlas Arena in Lódz, Poland during the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) Men’s World Championship where athletes and unified partners from Special Olympics Poland will compete in a Unified volleyball match just before the final. Hope to see you there!
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Krzysztof Krukowski
Email:kkrukowski@specialolympics.org

Atlas Arena
Lódz, Poland
POLAND


Sep 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy

The South Carolina State Police will host the 2014 World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics South Carolina. Join the compassionate army of truck drivers as law enforcement officers escort them across the highways and byways of South Carolina to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics athletes and change attitudes toward people with intellectual disabilities.
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Deborah Jacobs
Email:djacobs@so-sc.org
Phone:8034045517

South Carolina Department of Public Safety
10311 Wilson Blvd.
Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Sep 20 - 21 2014

South Dakota State Softball Tournament

Join us September 20-21 at Parkview Softball Complex in Rapid City, South Dakota as athlete from around the state come together for two days of tournament action. The tournament will feature Unified Softball, Slow Pitch and Tee Ball. Come and witness the true power of sports.
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Domico Rodriguez
Phone:605-718-8491

Parkview Softball Complex
4415 Parkview Dr
Rapid City, South Dakota
UNITED STATES


Sep 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

2014's World Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota

The World's Largest Truck Convoy for Special Olympics North Dakota, held September 20, 2014 at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds in West Fargo, is an annual event which unites law enforcement and truckers to raise funds for Special Olympics North Dakota athletes.
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Reid Huttunen
Email:developmentaldir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331

Red River Valley Fairgrounds
1805 West Main Ave
West Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES


Sep 21 - 26 2014

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea National Games

Special Olympics Papua New Guinea is hosting a family program from September 21-22, Healthy Athletes® screenings from September 23-24 and the National Games from September 25-26. Please refer to the contact information below for more details.
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Takale Tuna
Email:takaletovetimothytuna@gmail.com
Phone:675 72291283

Buka, Autonomous Region of Bouganville
c/P.O Box 528, Gordons, Port Moresby
Port Moresby, Province
PAPUA NEW GUINEA


Sep 23, 2014

Uganda National Games

Please join Special Olympics Uganda on September 23-27 at Kampala National Stadium as athletes from around the country compete in various sports and celebrate their 2014 National Games. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
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Mr Denis Lutalo
Email:sougandadirector@gmail.com
Phone:+256 414 270 710

Kampala National Stadium
Plot 254 Kabanjagala Road Kampala
UGANDA


Sep 25, 2014

Cops and Calabash

Law Enforcement Officers will be waiting tables for tips during lunch and dinner service. All proceeds to benefit Special Olympics South Carolina.
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Fatz Café
1615 Sandfier Blvd.
Seneca, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Sep 25, 2014

Unified Team Bocce and Basketball Competition

Join us on 25 September 2014 at Gachibowli Stadium/Meridian School in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh for a day of Unified Team Competition in Bocce and Basketball as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Gachibowli Stadium/Meridian School
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
INDIA


Sep 26, 2014
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Lake Murray Stand Up Paddleboard Classic

Race day starts early with a race that features the Area 7 Special Olympics SUP team. This race is the culmination of the team’s summer training program and will be an inspiring start to the day. Race proceeds benefit the South Carolina Special Olympics.
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Lake Murray Dam
Lexington, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Sep 26 - 28 2014

State Fall Games

Nearly 1,800 Special Olympics Michigan athletes from all across the state will converge on southeast Michigan for the inaugural Special Olympics Michigan State Fall Games, September 26-28. Athletes will compete in Flag Football and Cycling at the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea, Soccer at Independence Park in Canton, Softball at the Canton Softball Complex, and Golf at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Ypsilanti. Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be a part of the Opening Ceremony on Friday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. Along with winning gold at the 2014 Olympics, the pair captured silver at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and were World Champions in 2011 and 2013. This past spring, the Michigan natives competed against each other on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars where Davis teamed up with professional dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy to win the Mirror Ball Trophy. In addition to athletic competition there will also be a Young Athletes Festival for children ages 2-7 with intellectual disabilities and a Healthy Athletes Village where athletes will receive free health screenings.
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See Schedule of Events
Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-4393

Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 S Huron St,
Ypsilanti, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day - North Carolina

Special Olympics North Carolina Youth Activation Committee is hosting an 2014 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day celebration during the Special Olympics North Carolina Central Soccer Qualifier event in Burlington, North Carolina. Come join our Project UNIFY youth, athletes and families for fun and games to celebrate the life and legacy of Special Olympics Founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Kelly Merkl
Email:kmerkl@sonc.net
Phone:2407236601

Fairchild Park
827 South Graham Hopedale Rd.
Burlington, North Carolina
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014

Mauritius National Games

Please join Special Olympics Mauritius on September 27th at Mauritius National Stadium as athletes from around the country compete in various sports and celebrate their 2014 National Games. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
For more information
Mr Satyagan Choytun
Email:somauritiusdirector1@gmail.com
Phone:+230 5428 1857

Mauritius National Stadium
Royal Road, Grand RetraiteBon Accueil
MAURITIUS


Sep 27, 2014
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Damian Lillard Basketball Clinic - Oregon

Damian Lillard, professional basketball player with the NBA Portland Trail Blazers and 2013 NBA Rookie of the Year will host a Basketball Clinic for 100 Special Olympics Oregon athletes at Lewis & Clark University.
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Lewis & Clark University.
Portland, Oregon
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014

Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

On 27 September 2014, the fifth global Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day (EKS Day) will be celebrated around the world, bringing together people with and without intellectual disabilities in various activities to honor the inspiration, impact and indomitable spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver. While 4 million Special Olympics athletes and millions of coaches, families, fans and friends live her legacy and lead our movement every day, we unite on Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day in over 100 countries and thousands of communities to show the world the power of unity to create opportunities of acceptance.
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Email:eksday@specialolympics.org

Various Venues
Various Cities, Various States and Provinces
WORLDWIDE


Sep 27, 2014
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Special Olympics Idaho Area 3-4 Fall Invitational

Join us on September 27th for the Area 3-4 Fall Invitational. Sports will include: Unified, soccer, bocce, golf, and softball. Softball and bocce will be hosted at Ann Morrison Park, soccer will be hosted at Nampa Job Corp and golf at Ridgecrest golf course.
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Jenifer Gardner
Email: JENNIFER@IDSO.ORG
Phone:208-859-8198

Area 3-4 Fall Invitational
Various Venues
Nampa, Boise , Idaho
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014

Unified Team Basketball and Football Competition

Join us on 27 September 2014 at Anand Training Centre at Joseph School in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh for a day of Unified Team Competition in Basketball and Football as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court and pitch to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Anand Training Centre at Joseph School
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
INDIA


Sep 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Special Olympics Unified Match DC United

Join Special Olympics for a fun filled day of soccer on September 27th as D.C. United takes on the Philadelphia Union. Immediately following the match, D.C. United will be hosting a unified soccer match between Special Olympics Pennsylvania and Special Olympics D.C. Hope to see you there!
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Jake Lucas
Email:wlucas@dcunited.com
Phone:2162241946

RFK Stadium
1627 Lamont St NW
Washington, District of Columbia
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Kayaking Championships

Join us on 27 September 2014 at The Lelia Hynson Boating Park in Chestertown, Maryland as over 100 athletes and 30 Unified partners from around the state will compete in a full day of kayaking competition. Events will include: 100 Meter Straight; 100 Meter Doubles (Traditional & Unified); 200 Meter Straight; 200 Meter Doubles (Traditional & Unified); 500 Meter; 500 Meter Doubles (Traditional & Unified). For schedule details, please refer to the link below.
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Jason Schriml
Email:jschriml@somd.org
Phone:4106152435

The Lelia Hynson Boating Park, Washington College
Chestertown, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Sep 27, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Rail Trail Run & Ride

This inaugural event along the Northern Rail Trail in the beautiful Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire features 5K and 10K walking/running events and 50K and 100K bicycle races. Families can also participate in a 4.5 mile family fun ride. All races will start and end at Proctor Academy in Andover where a fall festival will include food, live entertainment and more! The 5K race includes Special Olympics and Unified Team awards categories to promote inclusion of people of all abilities in community fitness events. Register today by visiting www.bikereg.com/railtrailrunorride.
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Chelsea Gill
Email:chelseag@sonh.org
Phone:603-624-1250

Northern Rail Trail
Andover, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES


Sep 28, 2014
7:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Playmakers Autumn Classic 8k Run/Walk

Join us on September 28 in Haslett, Michigan for the Playmakers Autumn Classic 8k Run/Walk. The entry fee is $30 through Sept. 20, $35 from Sept. 21-27 and $40 on race day. This includes a Brooks long-sleeve technical t-shirt, electronic timing, refreshments and parking. Race times are 8:35 AM for the free kids run; 9:00 AM for the 8k run/walk as well as the 1 and 2 mile walks. Packet pick-up and registration are from 7:30-8:30 AM. Team sign-in and pictures at the Playmakers Race Truck are 7:45-8:30 AM. Runners awards begin at 9:45 AM followed by team awards at 10:40 AM.
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Register for the Race
Alicia Armstrong, Race Director
Email:alicia@playmakers.com
Phone:(517) 282-5035

Lake Lansing Park North
6260 E. Lake Drive
Haslett, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Sep 28, 2014

Unified Flag Football Tournament

Join us on September 28th at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota for a day of Unified flag football competition. Athletes and Unified partners will be competing from the following counties: Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Swift, Lac Qui Parle, Yellow Medicine Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Rock, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Scott, Sibley, Waseca, Watonwan, Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Winona. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mark Anderson
Email:mark.anderson@somn.org
Phone:612-604-1266

Gustavus Adolphus College
800 W College Ave
St. Peter, Minnesota
UNITED STATES


Sep 28, 2014

Unified Team Athletics Competition

Join us on 28 September 2014 at Gachibowli Stadium at Meridian School in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh for a day of Unified Team Competition in Athletics as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the track to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Gachibowli Stadium at Meridian School
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
INDIA


Sep 28 - 30 2014

Special Olympics Pakistan National Games -- Lahore

Starting September 28th, over 600 athletes from all over the country of Pakistan will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pakistan's National Games in the city of Lahore. Athletes will compete in 2 days of competition in athletics, basketball, badminton and table tennis. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
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Ronak Lakhani
Email:Ronak.lakhani@gmail.com

Multiple locations in LahoreLahore
PAKISTAN


Sep 29, 2014

Recreational Unified Athletics

Join us on 29 September 2014 in Hanumangarh, Rajasthan for a day of recreational Unified athletics as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the track to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Hanumangarh, Rajasthan
INDIA


Sep 29, 2014

Recreational Unified Football

Join us on 29 September 2014 in at Jyothinilayam Public School, Thumba, Thiruvanathapuram in Trivandrum, Kerala for a day of recreational Unified football as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the pitch to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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Jyothinilayam Public School, Thumba, Thiruvanathapuram
Trivandrum, Kerala
INDIA


Oct 4, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Over the Edge -- St. Louis

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 19 stories from the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org

Hyatt Regency
St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES


Oct 4, 2014
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mt. Brighton 5k Mountain Challenge

Please join us at Mt. Brighton on October 4 for the inaugural Mt. Brighton 5k Mountain Challenge benefiting Mt. Brighton Adaptive Sports. The 5k (3.1 miles) course will take you up the front hill of Mt. Brighton to the back lush greens, woods and wetlands of the Golf Club at Mt. Brighton, then return you to the front, speeding downhill through the finish line on a mostly-paved path. Early Registration will be $25 through September 28. Online Registration will close October 3, 2014. Late Registration will be $30 beginning September 29 through race day. Entry fee includes a t-shirt (sizes available are Small - XXLarge).
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Register for the Race

Mt. Brighton
4141 Bauer Road
Brighton, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Oct 4, 2014
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM

2014 Central Michigan University Homecoming 5K Run/Walk

The Central Michigan University(CMU) Homecoming 5K is a Homecoming tradition of more than 20 years! The CMU 5K Run/Walk starts Homecoming morning off right with a course that begins at historic Finch Fieldhouse. Registration is from 7 a.m. - 8 a.m, with the race starting at 8am. The registration cost for the race is $25 before September 15th and $35 afterwards. All participants will receive a shirt and medal at finish. Prizes for overall male and female finishers and master's (40+) male and female finishers and new this year - a prize will be awarded for the most CMU spirit! All proceeds benefit the more than 20,000 athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. Early packet pickup will be available at Special Olympics Michigan on October 3rd between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
For more information
Register for the Race
Erin Dougherty
Email:erin@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-6278

Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Oct 9, 2014

Malawi National Games

Please join Special Olympics Malawi on October 9th at Kamuau Stadium Grounds as athletes from around the country compete in various sports and celebrate their 2014 National Games. For more details, please refer to the contact information.
For more information
Mr Felix Chisowa
Email:somalawidirector@gmail.com
Phone:+265 999 321 885

Kamuau Stadium Grounds
Plot BE 254Blantyre
MALAWI


Oct 10, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Western League Finals

Join us on 10 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Western League Finals at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
For more information
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Melissa Erdmann Manager
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

Hollywood High School
1521 N Highland Ave
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 10 - 12 2014

Special Olympics Bangladesh National Games

Special Olympics Bangladesh’s National Games will welcome an estimated 800 athletes and 100 Unified Sports® partners across Bangladesh. Ten sports will be played: athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, cricket, football, handball, swimming, table tennis and volleyball. The three day event will be held across different venues: Bangabandhu National Stadium, Army Stadium, National Indoor Stadium & Swimming pool and the Bangladesh Sports Education Institute (BKSP).
For more information
Faruqul Islam
Email:sobangla@gmail.com
Phone:+880 1819 259844

Bangabandhu National Stadium & other venuesDhaka
BANGLADESH


Oct 10 - 11 2014

South Carolina Fall Games

Join us from October 10-11 at Pavilion Recreation Complex in Taylors, South Carolina as athletes from all over the state will be competing in Under 21 bocce, masters bowling, disc golf, flag football, volleyball, tennis, golf and soccer. Hope to see you there.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org

Pavilion Recreation Complex
400 Scottswood Road
Taylors, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Oct 11 - 12 2014

Stand Up Paddle Board Invitational

This is an inclusive Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) event that will provide competition for Special Olympics Florida SUP teams with a certified heead coach, along with general public race divisions. Register to race in the General Public Division at www.paddleguru.com. Saturday evening on October 11 after SUP teams check in, there will be an athlete dinner and dance at Key West High School. For more information on how to register a Special Olympics Florida SUP team please contact Ruth Holland 305-923-0288 or ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org.
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Ruth Holland
Email:ruthholland@specialolympicsmonroe.org
Phone:305-923-0288

Higgs Beach
Atlantic Blvd.
Key West, Florida
UNITED STATES


Oct 11, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

2nd Annual Lake Shore Lap

Join us on Saturday, October 11th for the 2nd Annual Lake Shore Lap. Enjoy a beautiful run along Lake Huron in AuGres, Michigan. The Half Marathon Run beings at 9:00am, 10K & 5K Run/Walk begins at 9:30am and the 1 Mile Kids Hero Run begins at 10:00am. The race starting line is located at Knights of Columbus Hall on 263 S. Main St., AuGres, Michigan. Register for the race online at Active.com. Race packets can be picked up Friday October 10th from 7:00-8:00pm and Saturday, October 11th from 7:00 – 9:00am at Knights of Columbus Hall. All participants will receive a shirt and a medal.
For more information
Register for the Race

Knights of Columbus Hall
263 S. Main Street
AuGres, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Oct 11, 2014
8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2nd Annual Glow Run

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will host the 2nd Annual Glow Run 5k Run/Walk at Dillon Park starting at 9pm and lasting until 12am. Registration begins at 8pm and participation in the race is $20 per person, $35 per couple.
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Deputy Mays
Phone:803-436-2046

Dillon Park
1210 Clara Louise Kellogg Drive
Sumter, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Oct 11, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Metric Century Ride

Metric century (60 Mile) loop bike ride and mountain bike trail (25 mile loop) offered. Registration includes T-Shirt and Refreshments. Proceeds to benefit Special Olympics Area 15 (Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda).
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Boyd Pond Park
373 Boyd Pond Rd
Aiken, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Oct 11, 2014
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Barbara Jordan Endeavors Event

As one of Houston’s exceptional community partners, we invite your sponsorship with BJE to garner awareness and resources to help realize our mission and goals on behalf of Houston’s youth and adults with unique abilities. On Saturday, October 11, 2014, our Historical All Diverse Ability Walk, Run & Roll charitable event will occur in Houston, TX. This event is slated to attract a few thousand able-bodied participants and people with unique abilities, from across the State of Texas and beyond. The proceeds from this event will benefit the BJE Ambassador Program,
For more information
http://WWW.barbarajordanendeavors.org
Thelma Scott
Email:bjendeavors@att.net
Phone:832-654-2737

Historical Diverse Abilities Walk, Run & Roll
16713 Ella Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77090
UNITED STATES


Oct 13 - 15 2014

Special Olympics Pakistan National Games -- Islamabad

Starting October 13th, over 600 athletes from all over the country of Pakistan will participate in the 2014 Special Olympics Pakistan's National Games in the city of Islamabad. Athletes will compete in 2 days of competition in athletics, basketball, badminton and table tennis.
For more information
More Details
Ronak Lakhani
Email:Ronak.lakhani@gmail.com

Multiple locations in Islamabad
Islamabad, Pakistan
PAKISTAN


Oct 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Northern League Finals

Join us on 15 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Northern League Finals at Polytechnic High School in Sun Valley, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
For more information
More Details
Melissa Erdmann
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

Polytechnic High School
12431 Roscoe Blvd
Sun Valley, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 16 - 18 2014

Ruby Tuesday Give Back

Join Special Olympics South Carolina Area 3 (Allendale, Bamburg, Barnwell, Calhoun and Orangeburg)for three very special days. Ruby Tuesday, 724 Citadel Road, Orangeburg will participate in Ruby Tuesday's Community Give Back Program. Grab your friends and family and join us at our location October 16-18. Present the flyer and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the local Area 3 program. You can even call ahead for reservations! For directions to the location visit rubytuesday.com
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Ruby Tuesday
724 Citadel Road
Orangeburg, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Oct 16 - 18 2014

Ruby Tuesday Community Give Back

Grab your family and friends and head over to Ruby Tuesdays to support Area 3 athletes. Present flyer to your server and Ruby Tuesday’s will give back 20% of your purchase to Area 3.
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Ruby Tuesday
724 Citadel Road
Orangeburg, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Oct 16, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Marine League Finals

Join us on 16 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Marine League Finals at San Pedro High School in San Pedro, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
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Melissa Erdmann
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

San Pedro High School
3210 S Alma Street
San Pedro, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 16, 2014

Unified Team Basketball Competition

Join us on 16 October 2014 at TATA Sports Complex in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand for a day of Unified Team Competition in Basketball and Football as athletes and Unified partners from the area compete on the court and pitch to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. ESPN is the global presenting sponsor of Unified Sports.
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TATA Sports Complex
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand
INDIA


Oct 17, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Southern League Finals

Join us on 17 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Southern League Finals at Huntington Park High School in Huntington Park, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
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Melissa Erdmann
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

Huntington Park High School
6020 Miles Ave
Huntington Park, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 17 - 18 2014

Over the Edge

You step to the edge, look over, and catch your breath. Adrenaline takes over and, next thing you know, the thrill of adventure consumes you. Welcome to Over the Edge — an adventure for the truest fans! Special Olympics Virginia invites you to go Over the Edge in Richmond. Not for the faint of heart, participants who raise a minimum of $1,000 will find themselves rappelling down the SunTrust Center in downtown Richmond — all to support Special Olympics Virginia. And organizations also can band together to “Toss Their Boss” for the cause. Extreme adventure. Extreme community impact. Trust us, you won’t be the same person by the time your feet reach solid ground. For information visit www.overtheedgeva.com or follow us on Twitter @OverTheEdgeVA.
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Anita Dean
Email:adean@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-467-1250

SunTrust Center
919 E. Main Street
Richmond , Virginia
UNITED STATES


Oct 18, 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinics - California

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host two Girls Basketball Clinics for 2 camps of girls ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 18 years of age that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from Archbishop Mitty High School and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Archbishop Mitty High School
San Jose, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 18, 2014
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Over the Edge -- Jefferson City

Take your support of Special Olympics to new heights. Show your courage by rappelling 13 stories from the Jefferson State Office Building. Join Special Olympics athletes and fans in this adrenaline-pumping event. Participants must be at least 14 years of age and raise a minimum of $1,000. Proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
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Stacy Jones
Email:sjones@somo.org

Jefferson State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
UNITED STATES


Oct 18 - 19 2014

Unified Basketball Divisioning Tournament

Join on us on October 18-19 at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Connecticut as our athletes and Unified Partners take the court to compete in a divisioning tournament that will encourage athletes of all ability levels to participate and be recognized for his/her performance. Afterwards, competitions will be structured so that athletes and Unified Partners will compete with others of similar ability in equitable divisions. For more information, please refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email:susanm@soct.org
Phone:(800) 443-6105

Floyd Little Athletic Center
480 Sherman Pkwy
New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES


Oct 19, 2014

Northwest Region Bowling Tournament

Join us on Sunday, October 19th in Lynwood, Washington as Special Olympics bowlers from the Northwest Region compete in a one-day Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. Cheer them on and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event, refer to the link and contact information below.
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org

Lynwood, Washington
UNITED STATES


Oct 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Unified Soccer Assessment Round - South Section

Join us on October 19th at Plymouth Street Fields in Mansfield, Massachusetts for an exciting day of Unified soccer. Registration opens at 8am with competition lasting from 10am-2pm. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Sam Baglioni
Email:sam.baglioni@specialolympicsma.org
Phone:508-821-3635

Plymouth Street Fields
50 Plymouth Street
Mansfield, Massachusetts
UNITED STATES


Oct 19, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Unified Volleyball Divisioning Tournament

Join on us on October 19th at Floyd Little Athletic Center in New Haven, Connecticut as our athletes and Unified Partners take the court to compete in a divisioning tournament that will encourage athletes of all ability levels to participate and be recognized for his/her performance. Afterwards, competitions will be structured so that athletes and Unified Partners will compete with others of similar ability in equitable divisions. For more details, please refer to contact information below.
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Special Olympics Connecticut
Email:susanm@soct.org
Phone:(800) 443-6105

Floyd Little Athletic Center
480 Sherman Pkwy
New Haven, Connecticut
UNITED STATES


Oct 19, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

2014 Golf Championships (Level 1-5)

Join us on 19 October 2014 at Queenstown Harbor Golf Links in Queenstown, Maryland as athletes from around the state will compete in various levels of golf competition. Events will include: Level I – Individual Skills Competition; Level II – 9-hole Unified Competition Alternate Shot Stroke Play; Level III – 18-hole Unified Competition Alternate Shot Stroke Play; Level IV – 9-hole Individual Athlete Competition Stroke Play; Level V – 18-hole Individual Athlete Competition Stroke Play. For schedule details please refer to the link below.
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Tommy George
Email:tgeorge@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Queenstown Harbor Golf Links
300 Links Lane
Queenstown, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Oct 20, 2014
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

School Unified Soccer Tournament

Join us for the 2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament on October 20th at West Rutland School in West Rutland, Vermont. This competition will include athletes and Unified partners from schools from throughout Vermont. This tournament will feature 5 a side football matches as well as an individual skills competition. Come and witness all the sports excitement.
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Chris Langevin
Email:clangevin@vtso.org
Phone:802-863-5222

West Rutland School
713 Main St
West Rutland, Vermont
UNITED STATES


Oct 20, 2014
10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament

Join us for the 2014 School Unified Soccer Tournament Monday, October 20th at West Rutland School in West Rutland, Vermont. This competition will include schools from throughout Vermont. Athletes and partners will compete in 5 per side team soccer or individual skills. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Chris Langevin
Email:clangevin@vtso.org
Phone:802-863-5222

West Rutland School
713 Main St.
West Rutland, Vermont
UNITED STATES


Oct 20, 2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Central League Finals

Join us on 20 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer Central League Finals at Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
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Melissa Erdmann
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

Roybal Learning Center, Vista Hermosa Park
1200 Colton Street
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 20, 2014

Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne

The 10th Special Olympics Australia National Games will involve more than 1,200 athletes of all levels competing in 16 Olympic and demonstration sports and events. These Games offer the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015. For the majority of competitors, the National Games in Melbourne represents the culmination of four years of competing at local, regional and state level. Competing in the same world-class venues as their Olympic heroes, our Special Olympics athletes will perform in front of their proud parents, friends, supporters and the wider community. Athletes of all abilities will compete in 16 Olympic style sports including AFL and netball as demonstration sports across iconic sporting venues in Melbourne. Other special events include: Healthy Athletes Program, Young Athlete Program (2–7 year old), Athlete Leadership & Ambassador Program, Family Functions Social Outing, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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Robyn Cooper
Email:robync@specialolympics.com.au

Lakeside Stadium & various venuesMelbourne
AUSTRALIA


Oct 20 - 24 2014

Special Olympics Middle East - N. Africa Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics Coaches Training Seminar

Special Olympics in the Middle East - N. Africa region will host coaching training seminars for Special Olympics Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics 20-24 October in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For each sport the training seminars will cover the basics of coaching Special Olympics athletes, principles of coaching, nutrition, safety and fitness, preparing the athletes for competition, sport safety and risk management.
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Riyadh
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA


Oct 24, 2014
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer City Championship

Join us on 24 October 2014 for the Special Olympics Southern California Unified Soccer City Championship at Roybal Learning Center in Los Angeles, California. Unified Sports® is an inclusive program that brings individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) and without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) together on the same team. This unique sports training and competition program is offered at select high schools by the LAUSD Adapted Physical Education Department. Students participating in the Unified Soccer League will have the opportunity to discover the capability and value within all students as well as experience the hard work, camaraderie and joy integral to team sports competition. Come cheer on our athletes and see the power of sports in action.
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Melissa Erdmann
Email:merdmann@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1122

Roybal Learning Center, Vista Hermosa Park
1200 Colton Street
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 24 - 26 2014

NIRSA Unified College Flag Football at the University of Florida

Join us as Special Olympics Florida Unified Flag Football teams participate in the NIRSA Championship Series at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. NIRSA is supporting our Unified Sports program by offering a Special Olympics Unified Sports division. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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Eric Ascher
Email:EricA@recsports.ufl.edu
Phone:352-273-2427

University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
UNITED STATES


Oct 24, 2014

Unified Bowling

Join us on October 24th at Bemidji Bowl in Bemidji, Minnesota for a amazing day of Unified bowling. Athlete and Unified partners from Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard & Lake of the Woods counties will play unified to support acceptance and inclusion. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mark Anderson
Email:mark.anderson@somn.org
Phone:612-604-1266

Bemidji Bowl
3455 Laurel Dr NW
Bemidji, Minnesota
UNITED STATES


Oct 25, 2014

World's Largest Truck Convoy

The World's Largest Truck Convoy is an annual one-day celebration designed to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics. On October 25, 2014, when you fire up your engine at The Meadow Event Park, home of the Virginia State Fair, you will be joining thousands of other truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada, all of whom are driving with two goals in mind: 1) to form the largest procession of trucks the world has ever seen and 2) to build a bigger, better community for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics. In Virginia, this convoy takes place on Interstate 95 near Richmond and is organized by the Virginia State Police as part of their annual Law Enforcement Torch Run efforts. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Roy Zeidman
Email:rzeidman@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-726-3022

Meadow Event Park
Doswell, Virginia
UNITED STATES


Oct 25, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Fall Sports Fest

Join us on 10 October 2014 for our annual Fall Sports Festival in Emmitsburg, Maryland as athletes and Unified partners from around the state will compete in various sports competitions. Events will include: Cycling – 500m time trial, 1k time trial, 2k time trial, 5k road race, 10k road race; Flag Football – traditional team competition, Unified team competition, individual skills competition; Long Distance Running – Traditional 800m run/walk, traditional 1500m run/walk, Unified 1500m run/walk, 3k race, 5k race, 10k race; Power Lifting – bench Press, dead Lift, combination (bench Press and dead lift); Tennis – individual skills competition, traditional singles, traditional doubles – level 2 and level 5, Unified doubles competition – level 2 and level 5. For schedule details, please refer to the link below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Oct 25, 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinics - Texas

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host two Girls Basketball Clinics for 2 camps of girls ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 18 years of age that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from Carroll Senior High School and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Carroll Senior High School
Southlake, Texas
UNITED STATES


Oct 26, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Los Angeles

Run on Team Special Olympics Southern California in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series – one of Southern California's most entertaining races. Race to the finish in Los Angeles on October 26. Not only will you rock out to music at every mile, but you'll also raise funds for the rock star athletes of Special Olympics Southern California.
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Richard Fernandez
Email:rfernandez@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1100

LA Live
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES


Oct 30, 2014
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Bocce & Unified Bocce Competition

Special Olympics Texas will be hosting an Area Bocce Competition on Thursday, October 30, 2014. This event will start with the Opening Ceremonies at 9:30 a.m. followed by Competition. Entries are due to the area office by Friday, September 12, 2014 by no later than 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or other Special Olympics Texas Area events, please refer to contact information below.
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Maribel Santoya-Maciel
Email:msantoya-maciel@sotx.org
Phone:(956) 712-2144

TBA
Laredo, Texas
UNITED STATES


Nov 1, 2014

Nebraska Unifed Bowling

Join us on November 1st at either Lepoard Lanes in Bellevue or Cedar Lanes in North Platte to witness an exciting match of Unified bowling. Athletes and Unified partners from around the area will compete to promote acceptance and inclusion through sport. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Rick Childree
Email:rchildree@sone.org
Phone:402-331-5545 Ext. 12

Leopard Lanes & Cedar Lanes
Bellevue and North Platte, Nebraska
UNITED STATES


Nov 1, 2014
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Hats Off to Special Olympics

Join us for the inaugural Hats Off to Special Olympics fundraiser! Dress up and fashion your best hat for an evening dedicated to the athletes of Special Olympics Inland Empire. During dinner, a Special Olympics athlete will share their story on how Special Olympics made a difference in their life. You'll also enjoy beer and wine tasting, music, dancing, and a silent auction.
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Abbey Leffler
Email:aleffler@sosc.org
Phone:951.703.6502

ESRI
380 New York Street
Redlands, California
UNITED STATES


Nov 1 - 6 2014

South East Asia Unified Football Tournament

Join us 1-6 November 2014 in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam as athletes and Unified partners from around the Asia Pacific region compete six days of exiting 5-a-side Unified football competition. Teams that will be participating in the tournament hail from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and host Brunei Darussalam.
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Bandar Seri Begawan
Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM


Nov 1 - 3 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email:tokyo_office@son.or.jp

Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN


Nov 2, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2014 Soccer Championships

Join us on 2 November 2014 at the Crowne Sports Center in Eden, Maryland as athletes and Unified partners from around the state will compete in one full day of soccer competition. Events will include: Individual Skills Competition; Player Development Unified, 7 v. 7; Traditional Team Competition, 7 v. 7 (Young Adult and Senior Teams); Traditional Team Competition, 5 v. 5 (Elem., Middle, and High School Teams) ; Unified Team Competition, 7 v. 7 (Young Adult and Senior Teams); Unified Team Competition, 5 v. 5 (Elem., Middle, and High School Teams). For schedule details, please refer to link below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Crowne Sports Center
28410 Crown Rd
Eden, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Nov 6 - 8 2014

Special Olympics North America 15th National Invitational Tennis Championships

Join us November 6-8 at Van der Meer Shipyard Resort in Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina for 3 days of golf tournament action! The tournament feature Level 1 – Individual Skills; Level 2 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles; Level 4 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles and Level 5 – Singles/Doubles/Unified Doubles. Hope to see you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:KGarrick@so-sc.org
Phone:803-772-1555

Van der Meer Shipyard Resort
116 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Isle, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Nov 6 - 8 2014

15th National Invitational Tennis Championship

Join us as Special Olympics South Carolina hosts the Special Olympics North America 15th National Tennis Championships. Athletes will compete in 5 levels of competition: Level 1 – Individual Skills Competition; Level 2 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 4 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles; Level 5 – Singles/Doubles/ Unified Doubles. Come fill the stands to cheer and support our athletes. See you there!
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org

Van der Meer Shipyard Tennis Resort
116 Shipyard Drive
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Nov 7 - 8 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinic - Delaware

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host a Girls Basketball Clinic camp for girls ages 7 – 11 that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from Ursuline Academy and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Ursuline Academy
Wilmington, Delaware
UNITED STATES


Nov 8 - 9 2014

Virginia State Fall Championships

Fall Championships is one of Special Olympics Virginia's state level competitions, held at the end of the fall season in Virginia Beach. Approximately 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from across Virginia are selected to go for the gold in bowling, bocce, golf, volleyball, roller skating, and soccer competitions. Fall Championships also features a Saturday evening Opening Ceremony, where we light the Flame of Hope to "open" the Championships, followed by a Victory Dance - a favorite of both our athletes and volunteers!
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Gray Miller
Email:gmiller@specialolympicsva.org

Various Virginia Beach Venues
Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES


Nov 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Alabama vs LSU 2nd Annual Unified Flag Football Game

Join us as Special Olympics Louisiana Unified Flag Football teams participate in the Alabama vs LSU Unified Flag Football Game at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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Special Olympics Louisiana
Phone:985-345-6644

Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
UNITED STATES


Nov 9, 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinic - Delaware

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host a Girls Basketball Clinic camp for girls ages 12 – 18 that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from the area and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Tatnall High School
Wilmington, Delaware
UNITED STATES


Nov 9 - 10 2014

NIRSA Unified College Flag Football at the University of Nebraska

Join us as Special Olympics Nebraska Unified Flag Football teams participate in the NIRSA Championship Series at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in Lincoln. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. NIRSA is supporting our Unified Sports program by offering a Special Olympics Unified Sports division. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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Aaron Dueker
Email:adueker2@unl.edu
Phone:402-472-4770

University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska
UNITED STATES


Nov 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Monroe Half Marathon & 5K

Join us on November 9th for Monroe Half Marathon & 5K in Monroe, Michigan. The Run a half marathon (13.1 miles) or a 5K (3.1 miles)in Sterling State Park and the City of Monroe to help raise money for Special Olympics! For more information, please use the link below.
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Email:monroehalfmarathon@gmail.com

Monroe Half Marathon & 5K
2800 State Park Road
Monroe, Michigan
UNITED STATES


Nov 12, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Area Bowling Competition for High School Age & Unified

The Laredo area will host a Bowling Competition for all High School age and Unified athletes on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at Jett Bowl North. The competition is for athletes participating in all assisted, unasssited, bowling and unified events. The competition will start with Opening Ceremonies at 8:30 a.m. and competition starting at 10:00 a.m. Bowling entries are due to the area office by Wednesday, October 1, 2014, no later than 5:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering for this competition or any other event please refer to the contact information below.
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Maribel Santoya-Maciel
Email:msantoya-maciel@sotx.org
Phone:(956) 712-2144

Jett Bowl North
701 Gale Street
Laredo, Texas
UNITED STATES


Nov 15, 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinics - Virginia

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host two Girls Basketball Clinics for 2 camps of girls ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 18 years of age that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from Bishop O'Connell High School and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Bishop O'Connell High School
(Arlington, Virginia
UNITED STATES


Nov 16, 2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We Run the City 5K

We Run the City is a 5K rivalry run that supports Special Olympics athletes. Show your school spirit by representing UCLA or USC in the We Run the City 5K. This fundraiser raises the stakes between the rival schools with a competitive run on November 16 on UCLA Campus. Last year, USC defeated UCLA with more runners and faster runners. Who will win the rivalry run this year?
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Brandon Tanner
Email:btanner@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1061

UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES


Nov 21 - 23 2014

NIRSA Unified College Flag Football at the University of Maryland

Join us as Special Olympics Maryland Unified Flag Football teams participate in the NIRSA Championship Series at the University of Maryland in College Park. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. NIRSA is supporting our Unified Sports program by offering a Special Olympics Unified Sports division. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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Kurt Klier
Email: kklier@umd.edu
Phone:301-226-4425

University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Nov 23, 2014

Elena Delle Donne Girls Basketball Clinics - Pennsylvania

Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year will host two Girls Basketball Clinics for 2 camps of girls ages 7 – 12 and 13 – 18 years of age that will encourage the importance of activating youth to promote inclusion in schools via Unified Sports® through basketball. Unified Sports pairs players with intellectual disabilities with players without intellectual disabilities to play together. The Unified Basketball Clinic will involve students from Episcopal Academy and local Special Olympics athletes.
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Episcopal Academy
Newton Square, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES


Nov 23 - 24 2014

The Holiday Classic Hawaii

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state will participate in our Holiday Classic at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and MCBH, Kaneohe Bay. Athletes train from September - November and compete in Area and Regional competitions in October and November in preparation for the Holiday Classic. The Holiday Classic includes a multi-division 2 day Basketball tournament, Singles and Unified® Team Bowling competitions, and traditional and Unified® Doubles Bocce tournaments. The Holiday Classic marks the end of the Fall season.
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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and MCBH
Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii
UNITED STATES


Nov 29, 2014

Alabama vs Auburn Unified Flag Football Game

Join us as Special Olympics Alabama Unified Flag Football teams participate in the Alabama vs Auburn Unified Flag Football Game at Alabama University in Tuscaloosa. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Alabama
Email:soaloffice@aol.com
Phone:334-242-3383

Alabama University
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
UNITED STATES


Nov 29, 2014

FSU vs Florida Unified Flag Football Game

Join us as Special Olympics Florida Unified Flag Football teams participate in the FSU vs Florida Unified Flag Football Game at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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Special Olympics Florida
Phone:352-243-9536

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
UNITED STATES


Nov 29, 2014

Clemson vs South Carolina Unified Flag Football Game

Join us as Special Olympics South Carolina Unified Flag Football teams participate in the Clemson vs South Carolina Unified Flag Football Game at Clemson University in Clemson. Unified Sports brings people of all abilities together and are formed by combining players without disabilities with Special Olympics players of similar age and ability. Come and see what all of the excitement is all about. For more details, please refer to link and contact information below.
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South Carolina
Phone:803-772-1555

Clemson University
Clemson , South Carolina
UNITED STATES


Dec 3, 2014

2014 Special Olympics Middle East - N. Africa Regional Games

Join us for the 8th Special Olympics Middle East - N. Africa Regional games on 3-10 December in Muscat, Oman. Thousands of athletes representing countries from around the region will participate in 8 days of peace, celebration and competition in 13 sports. The games will also host a Unified Sports, Special Olympics Youth Summit, Athlete Leadership Congress, Families Forum, Young Athletes Demonstration and Healthy Athletes Screenings.
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Muscat
OMAN


Dec 6, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Capital Area Independent Bowling Tournament

Join us on December 6th at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a day of Unified bowling competition. Male and female athletes and Unified partners from Capital/Florida Parishes area will compete in this event. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Charles Guillory
Email:chzgil@gmail.com
Phone:225-963-9028

All-Star Lanes
9829 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
UNITED STATES


Dec 7, 2014
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

10 Pin Bowling Championships

Join us on 7 December 2014 at Bowl America in Gaithersburg, Maryland as athletes and Unified partners from around the state compete in day of bowling competition. Events will include: Traditional singles; Ramp assisted singles; Traditional Doubles; Unified Doubles. For schedule details, please refer to the link below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Bowl America
1101 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Dec 8, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Capital Area EBR Schools Bowling Tournament

Join us on December 8th at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a day of Unified bowling competition. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the Capital area will compete in this event. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Charles Guillory
Email:chzgil@gmail.com
Phone:225-963-9028

All-Star Lanes
9829 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
UNITED STATES


Dec 12, 2014
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Capital Area EBR Schools Bowling Tournament

Join us on December 12th at All-Star Lanes in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for a day of Unified bowling competition. Male and female athletes and unified partners from the Capital area will compete in this event. To play, coach or volunteer for this event, please refer to the contact information below.
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Charles Guillory
Email:chzgil@gmail.com
Phone: 225-963-9028

All-Star Lanes
9829 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
UNITED STATES


Dec 13, 2014
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

State Unified Flag Football Invitational

Join on us on December 13th at National Training Center in Clermont, Florida as our athletes and Unified Partners take the field to compete in an exciting day of flag football. Opening ceremonies will be held from 8:45 am - 9:15 am with the first round competition being held from 9:30 am - 12:00 pm and the second round of competition being held from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm followed by awards. For more information please use the contact information below.
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Akin Joseph
Phone:352-243-9536 ext. 52

National Training Center
1935 Don Wickham Drive
Clermont, Florida
UNITED STATES


Dec 14 - 15 2014

Southern California Fall Games

Be inspired by athletic determination and courage. Come cheer on more than 1,100 athletes from across Southern California as they compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals and ribbons at Fall Games. The Games will feature our six fall/winter sports — bowling, floor hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. Fall Games, one of our largest competitions, is the second of two Southern California competitions held every year.
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Fountain Valley and Irvine
Fountain Valley and Irvine, California
UNITED STATES


Jan 1, 2015
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

126th Rose Parade

The 126th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Inspiring Stories,” will feature floral floats, spirited marching bands and high-stepping equestrian units along the 5 1/2 mile route down Colorado Boulevard. Experience – in person – the magic of New Year’s Day in an unrivaled celebration, exclusive to the streets of Pasadena! The Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015 will have a float in the Parade donated by Games partner Kaiser Permanente.
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Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, California
UNITED STATES


Jan 15 - 17 2015

The Xperience Tennis Invitational

Xperience Special Olympics tennis at its best. This three-day tennis extravaganza takes place in January at the Boar's Head Inn & Sports Club, one of the country’s finest tennis venues and a fitting location for the best Special Olympics tennis athletes in the nation. Mix in world-class volunteers from the University of Virginia athletics programs and the Charlottesville community and you’ve got an ace of an event!
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Katie Botha
Email:kbotha@specialolympicsva.org

Boar's Head Inn & Sports Club
200 Ednam Dr.
Charlottesville , Virginia
UNITED STATES


Feb 6 - 7 2015

Polar Plunge -- Virginia Beach

Our Polar Plunge® Winter Festival is our largest annual fundraiser, attracting more than 10,000 people to the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in February. Crowd favorites at this event include the Polar Plunge 5K on the boardwalk, the PeeWee Plunge for kids, our beach volleyball tournament, and, of course, the PLUNGE!
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Debbie Apperson
Email:dapperson@specialolympicsva.org

Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Between 6th and 9th Streets
Virginia Beach, Virginia
UNITED STATES


Feb 7 - 8 2015

Athlete on Snow/Time Trials

On 7 February 2015, Special Olympics Maryland athletes will register for clinics to help improve their ski conditioning, form and gate practice. On 8 February 2015 Special Olympics Maryland will host mandatory time-trials where athletes will run time trials in order to qualify times for the upcoming Special Olympics Maryland Winter Games. For more details, please refer to the contact information below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Ski Whitetail
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES


Feb 23 - 24 2015

2015 Winter Games - Maryland

Join us 23-24 February 2015 at Whitetail Ski Resort in Mercersburg, Maryland for two days of snowshoe and alpine skiing competition. The alpine skiing events will include: Advanced Giant Slalom, Advanced Slalom, Advanced Slalom (Unified), Advanced Super G, Advanced Super G (Unified), Intermediate Giant Slalom, Intermediate Slalom, Intermediate Slalom (Unified), Intermediate Super G, Intermediate Super G (Unified), Novice Giant Slalom, Novice Slalom, Super Glide, Glide. The snowshoe events will include: 25 meter, 50 meter, 100 meter, 200 meter, 400 meter, 800 meter, 1600 meter, 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, 4 x 100 meter relay, 4 x 200 meter relay, 4 x 400 meter relay, 4 x 100 meter relay (Unified), 4 x 200 meter relay (Unified), 4 x 400 meter relay (Unified). For more information please refer to the details and contact info below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Ski Whitetail
13805 Blairs Valley Road
Mercersburg, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Mar 14, 2015
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

A World of Difference

Join us on Saturday, March 14 at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach for an evening that will inspire your spirit, warm your heart, and invigorate your passion for Special Olympics! All donations given through this dinner and auction will benefit the nearly 18,000 athletes who participate in the Southern California sports training and competition program.
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Maureen Barclift
Email:mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1135

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
200 S Pine Ave
Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES


Mar 21 - 22 2015

2015 Basketball Tournament

Join us 21-22 March 2015 in Frederick, Maryland as over 400 athletes and 70 Unified partners from around the state compete in two days of basketball tournament action. Events will include 5 v. 5 traditional competition and well as 5 v. 5 Unified competition. For schedule and location details please refer to link below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Hood College
401 Rosemont Ave
Frederick, Maryland
UNITED STATES


May 9 - 10 2015

Tinker Bell Half Marathon Weekend

Show your support and enthusiasm for more than 17,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities by running with Special Olympics Southern California in RunDisney's Tinker Bell Half Marathon. Run through the Disneyland® Resort and historic streets of Anaheim to a Fairy Finish — where runners will earn their "wings." Each person who completes the race will receive a gold Tinker Bell Half Marathon finisher's medal.
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Disneyland Resort
Anaheim, California
UNITED STATES


Jun 5 - 7 2015

2015 Maryland Summer Games

Join us 5-7 June 2015 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland as our athletes compete in 3 days of exciting summer sports competition. Events will include: Aquatics – traditional individual events and team relays, Unified team relays; Athletics – traditional and Unified track, mini-javelin, high jump, long jump, pentathlon, softball throw, shot put, standing long jump, tennis ball throw; Bocce – singles, doubles, Unified doubles; Cheerleading – traditional and Unified team competition; Softball – traditional team competition, Unified team competition, individual skills competition. For schedule details please refer to the link, below.
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515

Towson University
8000 York Ave
Towson, Maryland
UNITED STATES


Jun 14, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

The Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions

Make the first meal of your day an Olympic one. Join us at the 2015 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. in the Cal State Long Beach Student Union Ballroom. This breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes.
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Maureen Barclift
Email:mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone:562-502-1135

Cal State Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, California
UNITED STATES


Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018

Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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