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  • Events Around The World

    The world’s largest sports and humanitarian event in 2017 will be the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Graz and Schladming, Austria. Learn more

  • Events Around The World

    In Unified Sports, teams mix people with and without intellectual disabilities. It's fun for everyone. Learn more

Worldwide Events Calendar

  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    East Rutherford
    New Jersey
    USA

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    The NY Football Giants Snow Bowl is an official 6-on-6 flag football tournament with light blocking, played over three days. Teams are allowed up to 15 players; all must be 18 years of age or older to participate. All proceeds collected by the flag football teams benefit Special Olympics New Jersey athletes and help foster the Special Olympics mission.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    MetLife Stadium
    East Rutherford, New Jersey
    USA
  • Mar 03 - Mar 05
    Louisiana State Indoor Games
    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    4 venues
    USA

    Louisiana State Indoor Games

    Fri Mar 3 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in basketball, bowling and tennis. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


    Venue(s)
    Tennis
    Independence Community Park
    7500 Independence Blvd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
    Basketball
    Team Sportsplex
    7122 Perkins Rd
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    USA
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  • Mar 04 - Mar 05
    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games
    Sat Mar 4 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     
    5 venues
    USA

    Special Olympics Connecticut 2017 Winter Games

    Sat Mar 4 - Sun Mar 05, 2017
     

    Special Olympics Connecticut will proudly host its 2017 Winter Games presented by Eversource Energy on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th in the Greater Hartford area. Nearly 900 Athletes and Unified Sports Partners are expected to participate in skating, skiing, snowshoeing, gymnastics and unified floor hockey. You are invited to come out and cheer on the participants and enjoy a day of winter fun! Events are fee and open to the public.


    Contact information

    • Debbie Horne
      Director of Communications and Marketing
      debbieh@soct.org
      203-230-1201 ext 240
    Venue(s)
    Traditional and Unified Snowshoes and Cross Country Skiing
    Eversource, Windsor
    1985 Blue Hills Ave Ext.
    Windor, Connecticut
    USA
    Unified Floor Hockey and Floor Hockey Skills
    Pratt and Whitney Hangar
    Silver Lane
    East Hartford, Connecticut
    USA
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  • Mar
    04
    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - UNC vs. Duke
    Sat Mar 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Chapel Hill
    North Carolina, 27514

    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - UNC vs. Duke

    Sat Mar 04, 2017
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series are games where each team represents one college rival team. The teams are comprised of students from the perspective universities and local Special Olympics athletes. This Series offers Special Olympics athletes a chance to be a part of hype of the varsity game and the challenge to defend their schools' titles!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Carmichael Arena
    310 South Rd.
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514
  • Mar 05 - Mar 11
    Team Namibia Training Camp
    Sun Mar 5 - Sat Mar 11, 2017
     
    Windhoek
    Namibia

    Team Namibia Training Camp

    Sun Mar 5 - Sat Mar 11, 2017
     

    Team Namibian will partake in Floorball, represented by male and mixed teams. Training Camp is scheduled to take place with the purpose to strengthen team spirit, coordination techniques and agility.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Katutura Youth Complex
    Wernhil Park
    Windhoek
    Namibia
  • Mar 07 - Mar 14
    World Winter Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg
    Tue Mar 7 - Tue Mar 14, 2017
     
    Graz
    Austria

    World Winter Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

    Tue Mar 7 - Tue Mar 14, 2017
     

    More than 120 law enforcement officers from around the world will be in Austria to carry the flame of hope around the country and to the Opening Ceremonies.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    communities througout Austria
    various
    Graz
    Austria
  • Mar
    13
    Special Olympics South Africa World Winter Games Send Off
    Mon Mar 13, 2017
    13:00:00 - 14:30:00
    Johannesburg
    Gauteng
    South Africa

    Special Olympics South Africa World Winter Games Send Off

    Mon Mar 13, 2017
    13:00:00 - 14:30:00

    Special Olympics South Africa will be hosting a send off function for our National team at Midrand Conference Centre, north of Johannesburg on the 13th Of March 2017. Our team will be joined by the Honourable Deputy Minister of Sport, Mr Gert Oousthuizen, Special Olympics South Africa Chairperson Dr, Mathews Phosa as well as Special Olympics Ambassadors, Letshego Zulu, Melanie Ramjee, Mark Fish, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Lil red, Diamond Thopola, Rofhiwa Maemu, David Rees and Quinn Brown amongst others. An enthusiastic team of 32 individuals consisting of athletes, coaches and support staff will depart on the 13th to Graz in Austria to attend the games. The SOSA athletes will be competing in 3 different sports codes, floor hockey, figure skating and short speed skating.


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    Venue(s)
    Midrand Conference Centre
    661 Pendulum Rd, Halfway House Ext 12, Midrand
    Johannesburg, Gauteng
    South Africa
  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar 17 - Mar 19
    Illinois State Basketball Competition
    Fri Mar 17 - Sun Mar 19, 2017
     
    Normal
    Illinois
    USA

    Illinois State Basketball Competition

    Fri Mar 17 - Sun Mar 19, 2017
     

    State Basketball is one of 9 state sports competitions. It is the culminating competition for those participating in team and individual skills basketball. State Basketball is held at Horton Fieldhouse – ISU and the Shirk Center- IWU. Approximately 1,540 athletes will compete in this 3-day event and show off their winning form! The State Basketball Tournament is supported, in part, by a grant from the Shirk Family Foundation.

    Venue(s)
    Horton Fieldhouse
    713 W. College Ave.
    Normal, Illinois
    USA
  • Mar
    19
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    Sun Mar 19, 2017
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • Mar 20 - Mar 24
    Healthy Athletes Exams at World Winter Games
    Mon Mar 20 - Fri Mar 24, 2017
     
    Graz
    Austria

    Healthy Athletes Exams at World Winter Games

    Mon Mar 20 - Fri Mar 24, 2017
     

    Free health and sports fitness exams will be offered to all athletes attending the 2017 World Winter Games will have the opportunity to receive free health and sports exams. Doctors, nurses and medical students offer their time for free to examine our athletes. They check the eyes, ears, feet, mouth and teeth. The health care volunteers make sure the athletes at a Games are fit to compete.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    All Health Exams
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
  • Mar 22 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis National Games
    Wed Mar 22 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    2 venues
    St. Kitts Nevis

    2017 Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis National Games

    Wed Mar 22 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    Join Special Olympics St. Kitts-Nevis at our 2017 National Games 22 to 25 March, 2017. We are expecting contingents of athletes and officials from our partner Special Olympics programs of Connecticut, USA, Cayman Islands and St Maarten. It is anticipated that more than 120 hundred athletes will participate in these games. See the athletes compete in athletics, bocce, swimming and tennis. 22 March Opening Ceremony and athletics - Kim Collins Stadium - St Kitts; 24 March Bocce and Tennis - Nevis 25 March Swimming Competition - St Kitts.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony and Athletics
    Kim Collins Athletic Stadium
    Bird Rock
    Basseterre
    St. Kitts Nevis
    Entrance on South Gates
    Bocce and Tennis
    Cecele Browne Integrated School
    Prospect
    Charlestown, Nevis
    St. Kitts Nevis
    On 25 March event will take place at Frigate Bay.
  • Mar
    24
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship
    Fri Mar 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Hershey
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Bocce Championship

    Fri Mar 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    SOPA hosts the IUS Bocce Championship at PIAA Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball Championship, Hershey, PA in March. Bocce teams will consists of a proportional number of students with and without intellectual disabilities (one team consists of 6-8 athletes). By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Hershey Giant Center
    550 Hersheypark Dr
    Hershey, Pennsylvania
    USA
    Stadium
  • Apr
    02
    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss
    Sun Apr 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    East Tuscaloosa
    Alabama
    USA

    Unified Sports Rivalry Series - Alabama vs. Ole Miss

    Sun Apr 02, 2017
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM

    The Special Olympics Unified Sports Rivalry Series are games where each team represents one college rival team. The teams are comprised of students from the perspective universities and local Special Olympics athletes. This Series offers Special Olympics athletes a chance to be a part of hype of the varsity game and the challenge to defend their schools' titles!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University of Alabama Main Recreation Center
    401 5th Ave.
    East Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    USA
  • Apr 04 - Apr 07
    Friendly Multi-Sport Competition of Special Olympics "BoHeMSA"
    Tue Apr 4 - Fri Apr 07, 2017
     
    3 venues
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Friendly Multi-Sport Competition of Special Olympics "BoHeMSA"

    Tue Apr 4 - Fri Apr 07, 2017
     

    The organizer of the entire competition is the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Medical Students’ Association "BoHeMSA" Local Committee Tuzla, as part of the IFMSA network, together in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine Tuzla and the University of Tuzla. In order to grow into a society which practices, reaches and implements policies where every individual has equal rights and opportunities regardless of their diversity, integration of disabled people into such society is emerging as one of the solutions to enable its growth. Social inclusion does not imply equalization of all people, but respecting the differences of each individual. Developing tolerance allows expansion of perspective, gaining experiences and developing of the human personality. Guided by our motto "DO NOT CALL ME SPECIAL! DIFFERENT DOES NOT MEAN IMPOSSIBLE!“ we use sport as one of the ways in which children and young people with disabilities can be active while developing their talents and capabilities, and by doing so successfully engage into everyday activities. To achieve this mission, we also got help from our partners which include Faculty for physical education and sport in Tuzla and Center for sport University of Tuzla. The competition will be organized in four sports: athletics, swimming, basketball and football. Each competition will be organized in three divisions depending on the degree disabilities. Athletics and swimming, will be organized in the men's and women's categories.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    University Hall
    Univerzitetska 2
    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Tušanj City Stadium
    Rudarska 2
    Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Bosnia and Herzegovina
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  • Apr
    29
    North Central Track & Field
    Sat Apr 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Tecumseh
    Kansas
    USA

    North Central Track & Field

    Sat Apr 29, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The North Central Regional Basketball Tournament will be held at Shawnee Heights High School 4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd, Tecumseh, KS 66542 on Saturday, April 29. The competition will run from 9:00am. to 4:00pm. For more information, contact Krystin Guggisberg at guggisbergk@ksso.org


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Shawnee Heights High School
    4201 SE Shawnee Heights Rd
    Tecumseh, Kansas
    USA
  • May
    06
    Unified Soccer Tournament
    Sat May 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Bonner Springs
    Kansas
    USA

    Unified Soccer Tournament

    Sat May 06, 2017
    09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

    The Unified Soccer Tournament will be held at Bonner Springs High School, 100 McDanield St, Bonner Springs, KS. The Tournament will begin at 9:00am. The Kansas Unified Sports League will host its culminatng soccer tournament of the season. Area high schools, middle schools and adult will compete against teams of similar ability in tournament-style competition. Teams are composed of Special Olympics athletes and volunteer partners who practice and compete together to enhance their skills and form friendships.


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    Venue(s)
    Bonner Springs School District Campus
    100 McDaniel St
    Bonner Springs, Kansas
    USA
  • May 19 - May 21
    Louisiana State Summer Games
    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     
    Hammond
    Louisiana
    USA

    Louisiana State Summer Games

    Fri May 19 - Sun May 21, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state will compete in Athletics (Track & Field), Bocce, Powerlifting and Unified Volleyball. Sign up today to play, coach or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Southeastern Louisiana University
    Hammond, Louisiana
    USA
  • May 26 - May 27
    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship
    Fri May 26 - Sat May 27, 2017
     
    Shippensburg
    Pennsylvania
    USA

    Interscholastic Unified Sports Track and Field Championship

    Fri May 26 - Sat May 27, 2017
     

    On a Unified Track and Field team, students with and without intellectual disabilities compete alongside each. Each team members competes in one field event, one track event and one relay. Competition divisions are based on similar ability levels to ensure meaningful involvement. By providing opportunities for students both with all types of disabilities and without disabilities to participate in sports meaningfully and by engaging other students in the school community, Interscholastic Unified Sports (IUS) helps promote inclusion, acceptance, and respect. The Special Olympics Interscholastic Unified Sports program is supported by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) and the Bureau of Special Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Shippensburg University
    1871 Old Main Dr
    Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
    USA
  • Jul 07 - Jul 09
    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games
    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     
    5 venues
    Canada

    2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games

    Fri Jul 7 - Sun Jul 09, 2017
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics Alberta Summer Games is taking place in Medicine Hat from July 7 to 9. Medicine Hat will host the largest Provincial Summer Games with over 1,200 athletes and coaches from across the province. Athletes will compete in 11 summer sports: 5 and 10 pin bowling, athletics, basketball, bocce, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Basketball, Bocce, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball and Swimming
    Family Leisure Centre
    2000 Division Ave N.
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
    5-pin Bowling and 10-pin Bowling
    Panorama Bowling Lanes
    820 FA Ave SW
    Medicine Hat, Alberta
    Canada
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  • Jul 10 - Jul 12
    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017
    Mon Jul 10 - Wed Jul 12, 2017
     
    44135 Dortmund
    Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany

    Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games 2017

    Mon Jul 10 - Wed Jul 12, 2017
     

    From the 10-12 July 2017, the Special Olympics Nordrhein-Westfalen Regional Games will be hosted in Neuss near the river Rhine. About 1000 athletes are expected to compete in 12 different of sports (athletics, badminton, basketball, bocce, equestrian, football, golf, judo, roller skating, swimming, and table tennis). There will also be a big opening ceremony, 4 healthy athletes disciplines (Fit Feet, Health Promotion, Fun Fitness and Strong Minds) and MATP. It will be lots of fun! So, if you are nearby, come around and enjoy the games with us!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Marc Becker
    Leuthardstraße 9
    44135 Dortmund, Nordrhein-Westfalen
    Germany
  • Aug
    06
    Danang International Marathon 2017
    Sun Aug 06, 2017
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Danang City
    Son Tra Dist
    Vietnam

    Danang International Marathon 2017

    Sun Aug 06, 2017
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    There will be a Healthy Athletes Clinic happening at the Danang International Marathon in Biendong Park, Danang City, Vietnam on Sunday morning.


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    Venue(s)
    Bien Dong Park
    Vo Nguyen Giap Street
    Danang City, Son Tra Dist
    Vietnam
  • Aug
    07
    Garden State Unified Golf Classic
    Mon Aug 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 06:00 PM
    Mount Laurel
    New Jersey
    USA

    Garden State Unified Golf Classic

    Mon Aug 07, 2017
    09:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    The Garden State Unified Golf Classic is an 18-hole golf tournament to benefit Special Olympics New Jersey. This inaugural event will benefit the over 25,000 Special Olympics New Jersey athletes who compete year-round in more than 260 competition events across 24 Olympic-type sports, as well as provide health programs, leadership opportunities and Unified programs–all completely free of charge. Our Special Olympics athletes will be playing alongside many of the golfers during the course of this tournament.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Laurel Creek Country Club
    701 Centerton Road
    Mount Laurel, New Jersey
    USA
  • Sep
    24
    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon
    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Asbury Park
    New Jersey
    USA

    One More Tri - Unified Triathlon

    Sun Sep 24, 2017
    08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    One More Tri, the only unified triathlon in the state, embraces the idea that sports can unify all of us. It's more than a race - it’s a Unified Triathlon Experience where triathletes of all skill levels compete side-by-side with Special Olympics athletes. This race is inspired by a simple principle: the act of competing together ensures a quick path to understanding, acceptance, and friendship. All proceeds support Special Olympics New Jersey, a non-profit organization that provides free year-round sports training and athletic competition in 24 Olympic-type sports for more than 25,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Asbury Park
    Asbury and Ocean Ave
    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    USA
  • Oct 20 - Oct 22
    State Fall Classic
    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
    Carencro
    Louisiana
    USA

    State Fall Classic

    Fri Oct 20 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     

    This is an event for all Areas. Male and female athletes from across the state. Join us October 20-22 at Pelican Park and Robicheaux Center in Carencro, Louisiana as our athletes compete and show their skill in aquatics, horseshoes, and softball competition. Come and cheer on our athletes and witness the power of sports. Sign up today to play, coach, or volunteer for this event.


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    Venue(s)
    Pelican Park/Robicheaux Center
    Carencro, Louisiana
    USA