Football

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

World's Most Popular Sport

Football (Americans call it soccer) is possibly the world's most popular team sport. It's also Special Olympics' most popular sport. This page draws together football-related information for all of Special Olympics, including news, stories, calendar events and competition results.

About This Page

Played in just about every country, the sport's success is due to the fact that it can be played by boys, girls, men and women of just about any physical build and ability. Football requires little in the way of specialized equipment and is organized using simple, intuitive rules. It's so fundamental to the future of Special Olympics' growth plans that it is the focus of our Global Football initiative. Football is perfect for Special Olympics Unified Sports, in which people with and without intellectual disabilities play on the same teams. In 2010, Special Olympics held its Unity Cup in connection with the World Cup. The coming years will see more exciting global and regional football events for Special Olympics.

Football Events

  • Feb
    06
    Pintler Plunge
    Feb 06, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Anaconda
    Montana
    Pintler Plunge

    The Pintler Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Be a part of the fun and register TODAY. All it takes is $100 in pledges and nerves of steel. Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Montana.

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    Contact: Special Olympics Montana
    Email: tsappington@somt.org
    Phone: 406-216-5327

    Feb 06, 2016
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Silver Lake
    Anaconda, Montana
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    06
    Penguin Plunge
    Feb 06, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Whitefish
    Montana
    Penguin Plunge

    The Penguin Plunge is a unique opportunity for individuals, organizations and businesses to support Special Olympics Montana by taking an icy dip into freezing waters. Be a part of the fun and register TODAY. All it takes is $100 in pledges and nerves of steel. Presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Montana.

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    Contact: Special Olympics Montana
    Email: tsappington@somt.org
    Phone: 406-216-5327

    Feb 06, 2016
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    City Beach
    Whitefish Lake
    Whitefish, Montana
    UNITED STATES
  • Feb
    06
    Polar Plunge Topeka
    Feb 06, 2016
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Topeka
    Kansas
    Polar Plunge Topeka

    Come be a Below Zero Hero by taking the Plunge in the freezing waters. If the thought of getting soaked in the middle of Winter is sending chills down your spine, you can participate in the 5K strut or be a "Virtual Plunger" by visiting www.plungeks.org Breakfast for the athletes will be served starting at 9:30 A.M. 5K will start at 11 A.M. Plunge happens at Noon, and an after party will take place at 12:30 P.M.

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    Contact: Luke Schulte
    Email: schultel@ksso.org
    Phone: 620-408-4450

    Feb 06, 2016
    9:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    Lake Shawnee Swim Beach
    3300 Croco Road
    Topeka, Kansas
    UNITED STATES
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