North America

North America has 544,581 athletes participating in all 30 sports offered by Special Olympics.  It is home to athletes from Canada, the Caribbean and the United States.  Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition.

Stories from North America


April 16, 2014 | North America: Southern California

Carrying the "Flame of Hope" to Boston

By Selena Devore

Erich Gross of Santa Maria, CA, has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). In 2013, Erich qualified for the Boston Marathon and decided to fundraise for Special Olympics.View Story Erich Gross of Santa Maria, CA, has been a long-time supporter of Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). In 2013, Erich qualified for the Boston Marathon and decided to fundraise for Special Olympics. "I wanted to share the joy of my experience with Special Olympics," said Erich. On April 15, as he neared the Boston Marathon finish line, 4:05:03 on the clock, all the runners near him stopped. Erich came home with a heavy heart. Shortly after his return, he registered for the Bull Canyon Run benefiting Special Olympics Northern Santa Barbara County. Ken George, the local LETR coordinator, asked Erich to finish the Boston Marathon during the event. Prior to the start, 4:05:03 was placed on the clock to honor the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Erich then ran the final leg of the Boston Marathon in Santa Maria. When he crossed the finish line, he symbolically received his Boston Marathon medal.Through Erich’s efforts, he raised more than $8,000 for Special Olympics.

About Selena Devore:Communications Assistant at Special Olympics Southern California
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April 09, 2014 | North America: Kentucky

How I'm ending the word

By Miranda

Me

I don't have a intellectual disability, but I have a special place in my heart for those who do. I have hopes in helping out in a ministry for special needs.View Story I don't have a intellectual disability, but I have a special place in my heart for those who do. I have hopes in helping out in a ministry for special needs, and there I will be able to pursue my passion to end the word. We have to do a passion project in my English class and I hope to talk about this wonderful campaign. I hope that I am able to do more with spread the word to end the word, and wish to help out. Thanks for all you do!

About Miranda:I'm 15 years old and have mild spastic right hemipledgic cerebral palsy. Although I don't have a mental disability, i wish to stop the r-word. I would like to do more with this campaign.
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April 07, 2014 | North America: Virginia

Better Ball

By Andrea Wilson

Being in the audience at a basketball game didn't seem like much effort, so I went. I was very surprised at what I saw, and not just that I saw a basketball game played like any other high school basketball game.View Story I have a child with special needs, but it's been years since I did something for Special Olympics, and being in the audience at a basketball game didn't seem like much effort, so I went. I was very surprised at what I saw, and not just that I saw a basketball game played like any other high school basketball game. But I didn't see any parents yelling at each other or yelling at kids, any parents drunk, any coaches yelling at kids, any coaches yelling at referees, any fighting or littering. I saw one player with an arm disabled behind him shoot hoops with the other arm. I saw a tiny girl cheerleading squad with girls with special needs doing cheers just fine. And I had some players come over to say hello to me, a stranger and audience member. So when I left all I could think was, "My God. Our games are more normal than the normal people's."

About Andrea Wilson:I am a mother of five, including one special needs teen girl, an ex- teacher of English, quilter, contributer to DressAGirlAround the World & member of the Arc
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April 07, 2014 | North America: Canada

My Mom inspired me.

By Caitlin Ewing

My school was holding a speech writing contest, and I entered. The subject was how I could change the community.View Story I found that my classmates would use the r-word for anything, and with my mom working with developmentally challenged people, and with me having a learning disorder, I took great offense to it. At the same time, my school was holding a speech writing contest, and I entered. The subject was how I could change the community. Everyone was choosing things like picking up litter, but I wanted to be different. So my mom suggested getting rid of the R word. She had just taken the pledge, so I decided to pledge. This is my story, and I pledge to never use the R word.

About Caitlin Ewing:My name is Caitlin Ewing, and I live in Kelown, British Columbia. I am 13 years old, and go to Klo Middle School. I am in Grade 7. Thank you for reading my story on I pleged to eleminate the R word.
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April 07, 2014 | North America: Michigan

Special Olympics

By ben

When I first started out in Special Olympics, I didn't think I would do good and I didn't think I had or could make friends, but then I made friends and now I'm glad that I'm involved in Special Olympics. It gives me something to be proud of.View Story When I first started out in Special Olympics, I didn't think I would do good and I didn't think I had or could make friends, but then I made friends and now I'm glad that I'm involved in Special Olympics. It gives me something to be proud of.

About ben:I'm 24 and love doing track
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Upcoming Events Around the World


Date

Event

Location

Apr 19, 2014
7:30 AM - 4:30 AM

King County & Southwest Region Aquatics Meet

Join Special Olympics Washington-King County & Southwest Region on April 19th at Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center in Federal Way as we cheer on local athletes as they compete to swim their way to State Games!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center
650 SW Campus Dr.

Federal Way, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 21 - 24 2014

Spread The Word To End The Word - Southwest Minnesota State University

There will be a week long booth set up in the lower student center, where students can learn about Spread the Word to End the Word and sign a pledge. Then on April 24th, there will be a panel of speakers talking about their involvement.
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Rachel Wendlandt
Email:rachel.wendlandt@smsu.edu
Phone:507-380-2634
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Southwest Minnesota State University
1501 State St.

Marshall , Minnesota
UNITED STATES

Apr 23 - 25 2014

4th Annual Cops Working for Peanuts

Law Enforcement Officers from all over Anderson County will be waiting on and busing tables for donations. All money raised will support Anderson County athletes.
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Suzanne McMahan
Email:soscarea14@yahoo.com
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Logan's Roadhouse
3402 Clemson Blvd.

Anderson, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 24, 2014

Charleston, Dorchester Counties Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 6 on April 24th at West Ashley High School in Charleston, South Carolina as athletes from Charleston and Dorchester Counties compete in track and field.
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Lynn Scott
Email:lynnscott3227@gmail.com
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West Ashley High School
4060 W. Wildcat Blvd.

Charleston, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014

Area 13 Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 13 on April 25th at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina as athletes from Oconee and Pickens Counties compete in track and field.
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Dianne Russom
Email:russomsd@bellsouth.net
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Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

Apr 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Spread The Word To End The Word Pledge Signing

We are hosting a booth in the Northern Colorado University Center to promote awareness of why people should cut out the use of the R-word and to encourage pledge signing.
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Madeleine Raven
Email:rave1478@bears.unco.edu
Phone:3037041562
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University of Northern Colorado
2045 10th Avenue

Greeley, Colorado
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

3rd Annual FunShoot

Come out and enjoy a beautiful Arizona day competeing against other trap shooters. Trophies in adult and kids catagories will be awarded. Registration is $30 and includes lunch. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.
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Rachel Walker
Email:rwalker@azcorrections.gov
Phone:928-428-4698
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Safford Shooting Range
Safford, Arizona
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Northwest Region Aquatics Tournament

Join Special Olympics Washington on April 26th at Marysville Pilchuck High School Pool in Marysville, Washington as athletes from the Northwest Region compete in the annual Aquatics Tournament!
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Madison Goverde
Email:mgoverde@sowa.org
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Marysville Pilchuck High School Pool
5611 108th St NE

Marysville, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

King County Athletics Tournament

Please come join, volunteer, or cheer at this years King County Regional Track, Field and Athletics Meet on April 26th at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Shoreline Stadium
Shoreline, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 26, 2014
5:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Crappie Fishing Tournament

Head down to the lake and reel in some Crappie! What better excuse to spend the day at the lake fishing than to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Kansas. Registrations are open for the Annual Crappie Fishing Tournament at Clinton Lake, Lawrence. Reel in the 10 best crappie for great prizes.
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Jana Fornelli
Email:fornelli@ksso.org
Phone:913-236-9290 Ext. 10
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Clinton Lake, Boat Ramp #2
1329 E. 800th Road

Lawrence, Kansas
UNITED STATES

Apr 27, 2014

East Region Soccer Jamboree

Join Special Olympics Washington-East Region as over 150 athletes with and without disabilities will come together at Davis High School in Yakima, Washington to compete in what is sure to be a thrilling day of soccer!
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Jill Ives
Email:jives@sowa.org
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Davis High School
Yakima, Washington
UNITED STATES

Apr 27, 2014
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament

The Mt. Pleasant Dodgeball Tournament to support Special Olympics Michigan and Law Enforcement Torch Run will take place at Mt Pleasant High School Gymnasium on April 27th. Registration begins at 2pm and the tournament will go from 3pm-6pm. There will be a $160 minimum per team with 6-8 players per team. High school teams will receive a discounted rate of $10 per person. Minimum age to play is 14. All participants receive a t-shirt. Participants can fund-raise the registration fee and raise additional funds for Special Olympics Michigan using the link below. There will be awards for the most money raised, winning team and best costume. There will also be a silent auction, concessions and bake sale.
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Heather Fox
Email:fox1hm@cmich.edu
Phone:(989) 774-1178
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Mt. Pleasant High School
1155 S Elizabeth St,

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 1 - 3 2014

Summer Games - Arizona

Join Special Olympics Arizona on 1-3 May at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: athletics, powerlifting, kayaking, Unified kayaking doubles, softball, tennis and Unified tennis. Hope to see you there!
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Jamie Heckerman
Email:jamie@SpecialOlympicsArizona.org
Phone:602-230-9135
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Grand Canyon University
3300 W. Camelback Rd.

Phoenix, Arizona
UNITED STATES

May 1 - 3 2014

Summer Games - Wyoming

We are busily planning the 2014 Special Olympics Wyoming Summer Games, and hope that you’ll be able to join us on 1-3 May at Laramie Rec Center. Over 600 athletes and partners from around the state will be competing in aquatics, athletics, basketball and powerlifting. Don't miss out on experiencing the power of sport.
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Laramie Rec Center
920 Boulder Dr.

Laramie, Wyoming
UNITED STATES

May 1, 2014

Richland, Kershaw, Fairfield Counties Spring Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina - Area 7 on May 1st at Westwood High School in Blythewood, South Carolina as athletes from Richland, Kershaw, Fairfield Counties compete in track and field.
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Westwood High School
180 Turkey Farm Road

Blythewood, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2014 Unified Outdoor Bocce State High School Invitational

Unified Sports® provides a means which brings together students with and without disabilities in a fulfilling inclusion experience. Unified Sports® teams are composed of a proportional number of students with intellectual disabilities, other types of disabilities, and students without disabilities who train and compete together on the same team. This event is scheduled for Friday, May 2, 2014. Schedule: 10:00 AM Schools Arrive; 10:45 AM Opening Ceremony; 11:00 AM Competition; 2:00 PM Awards; 6:00 PM Departure To register to volunteer, please visit: http://www.somd.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/
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Melissa Kelly
Email:mkelly@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515 ext 142
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Washington College
300 Washington Ave

Chestertwon, Maryland
UNITED STATES

May 2 - 3 2014

East Region Spring Games

Join Special Olympics Washington-East Region on May 2-3 at Eastern Washington University to play along at this fabulous two day event! Featuring sports as varied as swimming and powerlifting. It's sure to be a great time for athletes, volunteers and spectators alike.
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Jill Ives
Email:jives@sowa.org
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Eastern Washington University
Cheney, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 2, 2014
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser

Come meet athletes and friends of Special Olympics Michigan and see why we are so much more than sport. Hear how your contribution can change lives and change society's perceptions. Breakfast of Champions Fundraiser: Friday, May 2 at Detroit Athletic Club. AGENDA 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. - Networking, Registration, Breakfast buffet opens; 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Program, Breakfast buffet continues; 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Support and commitment with continued networking
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Sarah Henry
Email:sarah.henry@somi.org
Phone:(248) 688-9603
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Detroit Athletic Club
241 Madison St.

Detroit, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 3, 2014
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM

King County Soccer Tournament

Join Special Olympics Washington on May 3rd at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washigton at the King County Region's ultra Competitive Soccer Tournament!
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Bird Folsom
Email:afolsom@sowa.org
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Starfire Sports Complex
6840 Fort Dent Way

Tukwila, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 3 - 25 2014

Give A Toonie. Share A Dream

Give a Toonie. Share a Dream - Staples campaign is a fundraising event in support of Special Olympics Canada. This fundraising event runs at local Staples locations in Canada.
For more information
Debora Gemmell
Email:dgemmell@specialolympics.ca
Phone:416-927-9050 ext. 43
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Canada
All cities, All provinces
CANADA

May 8, 2014
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

R-Word Awareness Choral Concert - Blaine High School

Blaine High School Choirs will partner with their peers in special education to perform a new piece of music written by Nathan Jones. Nathan's music will be written with accommodations to better include musicians of all abilities. The concert will serve as an R-Word Campaign for the participating students and the audience.
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Caroline Hand
Email:handx021@umn.edu
Phone:903-279-8290
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Blaine High School
Blaine, Minnesota
UNITED STATES

May 9 - 10 2014

South Carolina State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Carolina on March 9th - 10th as over a 1,000 athletes, coaches and unified partners will come together for 2 days of competition in 6 sports in the city of Columbia. Athletes will compete in athletics, badminton, gymnastics, masters bocce, powerlifting, softball, swimming and under 21 bowling.
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Kelly Garrick
Email:kgarrick@so-sc.org
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Ft. Jackson
Columbia, South Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 9, 2014
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast with Champions - Washington State

Breakfast with Champions is Special Olympics Washington’s jewel annual fundraising event. The money raised through this event fund the vision of Special Olympics, to help bring all persons with intellectual disabilities into the larger society under conditions whereby they are accepted, respected and given the chance to become useful and productive citizens. This year, Special Olympics Washington is proud to announce having athlete Tim Harris and Actor John C. McGinley as key note speakers! The mission of Special Olympics Washington is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Washington provides athletes continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.
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Rhonda Watt
Email:rwatt@sowa.org
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Washington State Convention Center
800 Convention Place

Seattle, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2014 Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase

The Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase proudly presents a special performance to benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The show will feature World's Funniest Cop Dwayne Gill, Esther Nevarez, D.K. Hamilton, Jeff Dwoskin and Dan Currie. The show is May 10th and starts at 5pm. Tickets are $20 each. If you have any questions or would like purchase tickets, please contact Garth Burnside at (734) 260-5850.
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Garth Burnside
Phone:734-260-5850
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Ann Arbor Comedy Showcase
212 South 4th Ave

Ann Arbor, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Trumbull County Invitational

An Invitational Track and Field Event for Special Olympians, hosted by Trumbull County Fairhaven, Girard City Schools and Girard/Liberty Rotary held on May 10, 2014 at Arrowhead Stadium in Girard, Ohio.
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Carol Kirsch
Email:carolkirsch@tcbdd.org
Phone:330-719-3289
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Arrowhead Stadium
200 S. Highland

Girard, Ohio
UNITED STATES

May 11, 2014
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Spread The Word To End The Word

In my school we are doing a thing called genius hour, where we get a portion of our time in class to work on a project in our school or community. Mine is a fundraiser for my local Special Olympics. This will be a walk-a-thon where people can register and get sponsors for every mile they walk. My question is, Why do people use the R word in a dis-respective way?
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Morgan Noel
Email:monoel9@aol.com
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Fundraiser
1800 Clarke Drive

Dubuque , Iowa
UNITED STATES

May 13 - 16 2014

2014 Montana State Summer Games

Centered at Rocky Mountain College, with special events at the Metra and competition across Billings and the surrounding area – including local bowling, aquatics, kayaking, cycling, track and field and golf venues. The competition unfolds in a swell of intensity and joy. Athletes work hard to get to the Games. Following eight weeks of rigorous training, they are ready to demonstrate their skill in intense competition. They will not disappoint!
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Donna Diaz
Email:ddiaz@somt.org
Phone: 406-315-4207
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Rocky Mountain College
1511 Poly Dr.

Billings, Montana
UNITED STATES

May 14 - 16 2014

45th Annual Summer Games - Oklahoma

Join Special Olympics Oklahoma on 14-16 May at Oklahoma State University (Gallagher Iba Area) in Stillwater, Arizona as athletes from around the state compete in 2 days of athletic competition. Athletes will compete in nine sports: Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Motor Activities and Stars of the Future. Hope to see you there!
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Teri Hockett
Phone:teri@sook.org
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Oklahoma State University
Gallagher Iba Arena

Stillwater, Oklahoma
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 17 2014

South Dakota State Summer Games

Join Special Olympics South Dakota on 15-17 May at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota as athletes from around the state compete in 3 days of athletic competition. Athletes will be competing in the following sports: Volleyball, Soccer, Aquatics, Powerlifting and Athletics. Hope to see you there!
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Mistie Caldwell
Email:director@visitspearfish.com
Phone:605-717-9294
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Black Hills State University
1200 University Blvd

Spearfish, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

May 15 - 17 2014

State Summer Games - South Dakota

Please join us in the celebration of our largest annual competition! Athletes will compete in Aquatics, Athletics, Powerlifting, Soccer Skills, Team Soccer and Volleyball.
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Campus of Black Hills State University
Spearfish, South Dakota
UNITED STATES

May 16 - 17 2014

Florida State Summer Games

Special Olympics Florida’s Summer Games are the largest event on the calendar with athletes competing in athletics (track & field), bocce, cycling, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. This event is held annually at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and kicks off with an exciting Olympic-style opening ceremonies featuring the final leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. It concludes on Saturday night with closing ceremonies and the much anticipated victory dance.
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ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
700 South Victory Way

Lake Buena Vista, Florida
UNITED STATES

May 16, 2014

State Summer Games - Tennesse

The 2014 State Summer Games will be held May 16th and 17th in Nashville, TN. Over 2500 athletes, coaches, volunteers, and family members will attend the two day event. Athletes will compete in seven sports (Aquatics, Athletics, Bocce, Unified Bocce, Powerlifting, Tennis, and Unified Volleyball).
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Meg Takahashi
Phone:615-329-1375
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Lipscomb University and Centennial Sportsplex
Nashville, Tennesse
UNITED STATES

May 17, 2014

Special Olympics/Therapeutic skate session

The US Figure Skating-aligned Diamond Edge Figure Skating Club invites you to its first ever Special Olympics/Therapeutic skate session for special needs skaters.
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Email:jonathan_784@hotmail.com
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Arkansas Skatium
1311 South Bowman Road

Little Rock, Arkansas
UNITED STATES

May 18, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring Games South - New York

We will be offering track and field events for young athletes and those who are ages 8 and up. The games will be consistent with all track and field competitions and must have a coach register the athletes.
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Brian Tenety
Email:btenety@yahoo.com
Phone:631-591-4624
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Southampton High School
141 Narrow Lane

Southampton, New York
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 2014

2014 Michigan State Summer Games

Join more than 2,600 Special Olympics athletes and 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperons, family members, volunteers and spectators at the 2014 Special Olympics Michigan State Summer Games. Opening Ceremonies are Thursday, May 29 with the Games running through Saturday, May 31. Ten types of competition are offered at the State Summer Games each year, including aquatics, athletics, bocce, bowling, gymnastics, horseshoes, powerlifting, weightlifting, volleyball, developmental athletics and motor activities training program. Athletes compete in State Summer Games after qualifying at local competitions throughout the year.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

State Summer Games - New Hamshire

Join us on Thursday, May 29-May 31 as we get ready for the 45th State Summer Games at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics (Track & Field), bocce, and equestrian events. We had over 950 athletes compete last year and look forward to even more.
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Amy Petrie
Email:AmyP@sonh.org
Phone:603-624-1250
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University of New Hampshire
105 Main St

Durham, New Hampshire
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

Special Olympics North Carolina State Competition

Join Special Olympics North Carolina May 30th through June 1st in Raleigh and Cary for two days of state-level competition in aquatics, athletics, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball and volleyball. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Various Locations in Raleigh & Cary
Various Cities, North Carolina
UNITED STATES

May 30 - 31 2014

Special Olympics North Dakota State Summer Games

Our annual State Summer Games to include volleyball, aquatics, power lifting, bocce, and track and field events.
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Alex Sumner
Email:traindir@aol.com
Phone:701-746-0331
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Davies High School
7150 25th St S

Fargo, North Dakota
UNITED STATES

Jun 1, 2014
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2014 Special Olympics Powerlifting Toronto Open

Eligibility: All Male and Female Special Olympics Powerlifters, All Weight Classes Weigh in: 8AM (All Classes) Awards: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards in each class (Men, Women), Best Team Award Special Olympic Canada Powerlifting Rules will be enforced Lifts Contested: Bench Press, Deadlift, and Squat Note: One Piece Wrestling/Weightlifting Singlet - Mandatory Competition Apparel Entry Fee: To Be Determined Entry Deadline: April 19, 2014
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Chris Ball
Email:chrisball13@gmail.com
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Variety Village
3701 Danforth Ave, Scarborough, ON M1N 2G2

Toronto, Ontario
CANADA

Jun 1, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Outrunning Autism

Heartland Endurance Sports is hosting a 2.5K Youth Race benefiting Autism Speaks as part of the larger Outrunning Autism event.
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TJ Tryon
Email:tj@coachtj.com
Phone:3177748762
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Promise Road Elementary School
14975 Promise Road

Noblesville, IN
UNITED STATES

Jun 1, 2014
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon San Diego

Run on Team Special Olympics Southern California in the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series – one of Southern California's most entertaining races. You’ll have the opportunity to dance in the streets of San Diego on June 1. 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
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Petco Park
San Diego, California
UNITED STATES

Jun 6 - 8 2014

Summer Games

Join Special Olympics Maryland June 6-8 at Towson University in Towson, Maryland as athletes from all over the state compete in athletics, aquatics, bocce, cheerleading, softball and tennis. We hope to see you there!
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Mike Czarnowsky
Email:mczarnowsky@somd.org
Phone:410-242-1515 ext 124
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Towson University
8000 York Rd

Towson, Maryland
UNITED STATES

Jun 6 - 7 2014

Virginia Summer Games

Summer Games, our largest competition, is nothing short of legendary thanks to overwhelming support from thousands of local volunteers who brave the summer heat to assist Special Olympics Virginia athletes each June. Athletes come from all corners of the state to compete in swimming, softball, track & field, bowling and tennis.This event also features our annual Healthy Athletes expo, as well as fan filled stands, thanks to our Volunteer to Cheer program! Stay tuned to www.volunteer2cheer.com for cheering opportunities closer to the event date.
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Gray Miller
Email:gmiller@specialolympicsva.org
Phone:804-612-1608
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University of Richmond and Surrounding venues
Richmond, Virginia
UNITED STATES

Jun 6 - 8 2014

2014 Special Olympics Summer Games Invitational

Please join Special Olympics California as athletes compete in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, and gymnastics. The Games will be held June 6-8, 2014 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Along with competitions, the Summer Games will feature free health screenings, a Young Athletes Demonstration, games, live music, and an athlete dance. Bring your family and friends to cheer on and support our athletes. See you there!
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University of Southern California
850 W 37th Street

Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

Jun 7, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions

Make the first meal of your day an Olympic one. Join us at the 2014 Rafer Johnson Breakfast with Champions. This breakfast brings leaders of the business and sports communities together to honor the accomplishments of Special Olympics athletes. Some event highlights include a Parade of Champions, Olympic Gold Medalist Rafer Johnson leads Special Olympics athletes, U.S. Olympians, and sports professionals to open the event. There will be Special Olympics athletes and parent speakers as well as a key note speaker.
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Maureen Barclift
Email:mbarclift@sosc.org
Phone:562.502.1135
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USC Town and Gown
620 W. McCarthy Way

Los Angeles, California
UNITED STATES

Jun 8, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

K3 Cicero Youth Triathlon

Youth Triathlon including pool swim, bicycle ride through residential area, and run inside park.
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TJ Tryon
Email:tj@coachtj.com
Phone:3177748762
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Red Bridge Park and Marina
1187 Morse Landing Drive

Cicero, Indiana
UNITED STATES

Jun 13 - 21 2014

2014 USA National Games

The USA National Games be centered in and around Princeton and the Greater Mercer County area. Venues will include Princeton University, Rider University, The College of New Jersey, and Mercer County Park. The New Jersey Devils have offered The Prudential Center as the venue for the Opening Ceremonies. The National Games will feature nearly 3,500 athletes competing in 14 Olympic-style sports, with the support of 1,000 coaches, 8,000 volunteers and an estimated 50,000 family, friends and spectators. Non-competitive special events will include the Final Leg of the Law Enforcement Torch Run™ that will symbolize the start of the competition and Healthy Athletes, a place where the athletes can get vital health screenings. Youth and education events will also be held in conjunction with the Games as young leaders rally around making change for the better of the Special Olympics movement and promoting acceptance of those with intellectual disabilities.
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Greg Epperson
Email:gepperson@specialolympics.org
Phone:919-785-0700
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Several Locations - New Jersey
Princeton, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

Jun 20, 2014
10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Leawood Midnight Run

Beat the heat, and break curfew, join us for the annual Midnight Run. This 5K and 1 mile fun run in Leawood, Kansas is a family friendly event for a summer evening. Visit the website for details.
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larimored@ksso.org
Email:fornelli@ksso.org
Phone:913.236.9290 Ext. 10
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Leawood Justice Center
4201 Town Center Drive

Leawood, Kansas
UNITED STATES

Jul 8 - 12 2014

2014 Canada National Summer Games

The Special Olympics Canada Summer Games will feature 11 sports, making the 2014 Games the largest Canadian Games ever. It is anticipated that over 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials will be part of the 2014 Games, in addition to over 1,000 Event volunteers, who will help to make this an outstanding and truly memorable experience for everyone involved.
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Email:info@vancouver2014.com
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University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
CANADA

Jul 8, 2014

Golf Tourney - Collier County Florida

Please join Special Olympics Florida as athletes from Collier County Florida compete in a one-day golf tournament. The tournament will be held on July 8th, 2014 at Golden Gate Golf Course in Naples, Florida. Bring your family and friends to cheer on and support our athletes. See you there!
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David McKenzie
Phone:239-775-1991
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Golden Gate Golf Course
Naples, Florida
UNITED STATES


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