Athletics

This page draws together athletics-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics athletics.  View the Athletics Fact Sheet

The sport of athletics encourages athletes of all abilities and ages to compete at their optimum level. Through the track-and-field-based athletics training program, participants can develop total fitness to compete in any sport. As with all Special Olympics sports, athletics offers athletes the opportunity to learn through skill development and competitive settings and to be involved in large social settings.


Athletics Stories and News


April 22, 2014 | North America: New York

Training for one of the biggest days of her life

By Amie Dugan

Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put.View Story Jessica Spitz, 18, is training for one of the biggest days of her life. The Commack, Long Island, High School senior will be competing in the 2014 Special Olympics USA Games in the 100-yard dash and the shot put. "When you finish and you know you did a good job you just feel really proud of yourself," she says. "You feel accomplished." From the moment Jessica joined Special Olympics last year, she was hooked. "I remember the first practice I was really slow and I didn't really like running and I wasn't sure I was going to do it and I kept practicing and getting a lot faster and now I love running," she says. Jessica says "Special Olympics teaches you about teamwork and friendship that will just last a lifetime," she says. "All the friendships I've made and all the leadership stuff I've learned I'll continue to always carry that with me." Read more and see video at the link below.

About Amie Dugan:Director, Marketing, Special Olympics North America
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April 18, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Croatia

Skating, Bowling and Athletics at Special Olympics Croatia

By Franjo Horvat

Special Olympics Croatia athletes, coaches and volunteers at the athletics competition in Daruvar.

Special Olympics Croatia had a busy competition schedule with events recently held in athletics, bowling and skating.View Story Special Olympics Croatia had a busy competition schedule, with events recently held in athletics, bowling and skating. In late March, an athletics competition was held for 30 athletes in Daruvar and organized in cooperation with the Center for Education Rudolf Steiner. Athletes came from Daruvar, Zagreb, Zajezda, Ozal and Velika Gorica. In early April, 26 teams from throughout Croatia participated in a championship bowling tournament. The tournament was held at the Green Gold Club in Zagreb and organized in cooperation with Special Club Luc. Also in April a championship was held for Special Olympics Croatian speed- and figure-skaters in Zagreb. Thirty-eight skaters from Zagreb, Zaprešić, Dugo Selo, Pula and Osijek participated. Special Olympics Croatia organized the skating competition in cooperation with the Center for Education Prekrižje and the Rehabilitation Center Zagreb. More than 50 volunteers helped with the three competitions.

About Franjo Horvat:Franjo Horvat is National Director of Special Olympics Croatia
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April 16, 2014 | North America: Indiana

Steven

By Steven

I have been walking a lot of steps ever dayView Story I have been walking a lot of steps ever day

About Steven:I am 33 I am proud to be on Team Indiana to go to New Jersey in June. It will be good to meet other people I don't know yet from other counties
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Athletics Events


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Location

April 24, 2014

DeSoto Local Track Meet - St. Louis Metro Calendar

Join us on April 24th at DeSoto High School for an exciting day of track & field competition. Cheer on our athletes and experience the power of sports. For more details about the event please refer to the link and contact information below.
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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
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DeSoto High School
815 Amvets Dr.

DeSoto, Missouri
UNITED STATES

April 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

April 25, 2014

St. Clair Local Track Meet - St. Louis Metro Area

Join us on April 25th at St. Clair High School in St. Clair, Missouri as athletes from the Central Area compete in track & field. 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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Jocely Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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St. Clair High School
1015 High School Dr.

St. Clair, Missouri
UNITED STATES

April 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

April 26, 2014

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

April 26, 2014

North Area Track Meet - Kirksville

Join us on April 26th at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri as athletes from the North Area compete in track & field. 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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Diane Brimer
Email:dbrimer@somo.org
Phone:573-256-6367
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Truman State University
100 E. Normal St.

Kirksville, Missouri
UNITED STATES

April 28, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on April 28th at St. John Vianney High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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St. John Vianney High School
1311 S. Kirkwood Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 01, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 1st at Mehlville High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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Mehlville High School
3200 Lemay Ferry Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 01, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 2nd at Hazelwood East High School in Hazelwood, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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Hazelwood East High School
11300 Dunn Rd.

Hazelwood , Missouri
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 01, 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 02, 2014

St. Louis Public Schools - Track & Field Meet

Join us on May 2nd at Cardinal Ritter College Prep in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the St. Louis Metro Area compete in track & field. 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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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
Phone:314-961-7755
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Cardinal Ritter College Prep
701 N. Spring Ave.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 06, 2014

St. Louis Public Schools - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Tuesday, May 6th at Affton High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the St. Louis Metro Area compete in track & field. 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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Jocelyn Diehl
Email:diehl@somo.org
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Affton High School
8309 Mackenzie Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 09, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Friday, May 9th at McCluer North High School in Florissant, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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McCluer North High School
705 Waterford Dr.

Florissant, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 09, 2014

McDonald County Invitational Track Meet

Join us on Friday, May 9th at McDonald County Schools in Anderson, Missouri as athletes from the South West Area compete in track & field. 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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Stevie Lain
Email:lain@somo.org
Phone:417-624-5505
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McDonald County Schools
100 Mustang Dr.

Anderson, Missouri
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 10, 2014

Fort Osage Track Meet

Join us on Saturday, May 10th at Fort Osage High School in Independence, Missouri as athletes from the Kansas City Metro Area Area compete in track & field. 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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Sarah Bachand
Email:bachand@somo.org
Phone:913-789-0334
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Fort Osage High School
2101 N. Twyman Rd.

Independence, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 10, 2014

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 13, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Tuesday, May 13th at DeSmet Jesuit High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend
Phone:314-989-7524
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DeSmet Jesuit High School
233 N. New Ballas Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 13 - 16 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, 2014

Special School District - Track & Field Meet

Join us on Thursday, May 16th at Ritenour High School in St. Louis, Missouri as athletes from the Special School District Area compete in track & field. 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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Kerrie Townsend - SSD Special Olympics Office
Phone:314-989-7524
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Ritenour High School
9100 St. Charles Rock Rd.

St. Louis, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 15, 2014

Tri Cities Track Meet

Join us on Tuesday, May 13th at Chiawana High School in Pasco, Washington as athletes from the East Region compete in track & field. 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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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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Chiawana High School
8125 W. Argent Rd

Pasco, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 16, 2014

Inter-Institutional Athletics Tournament

Special Olympics Paraguay´s athletes will participate in an Athletics Inter-Institutional Tournament taking place in Asunción City. The event will include participants from schools and institutions across the city.
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Colegio Cristo ReyAsunción
PARAGUAY

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

Tennesse State Summer Games

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 18, 2014

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 21, 2014

Yakima Valley Schools Track Meet

Join us on Wednesday, May 21st at West Valley Middle School High School in Yakima, Washington as athletes from the East Region compete in track & field. 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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Jill Ives
Email:Jives@sowa.org
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West Valley Middle School
1500 South 75th Avenue

Yakima, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 22 - 24 2014

Iowa State Summer Games

Join us on May 22-24 at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa as our athletes from across state compete in soccer, cycling, tennis, track and field, swimming, and developmental events. It's sure to be great time. Hope to see you there. For more information use the contact information below.
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Michelle Haney
Email:mhaney@soiowa.org
Phone:515-986-5520
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Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
UNITED STATES

May 22 - 25 2014

Texas State Summer Games

The 2014 Summer Games will be held in Arlington, May 22 - 25, 2014. Sports offered will include Athletics, Basketball, Cycling, Gymnastics, Soccer and Tennis. The four-day event will also offer special events including Opening Ceremonies, Victory Dance, Athlete Village and Wellness Park. Athletics, Cycling, Soccer and Tennis will be held on the campus of the University of Texas at Arlington. Basketball will be on UTA's campus as well as at a local high school. Gymnastics will be held at Webb Elementary. For volunteer opportunities, please contact Judy Yoshimaru, Director of Volunteers, at jyoshimaru@sotx.org.
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Sue Galkantas
Email:sgalkantas@sotx.org
Phone:512-491-2943
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University of Texas
Arlington, Texas
UNITED STATES

May 23 - 25 2014

Louisiana State Summer Games

Join us May 23-25 at Southeastern Louisiana University in the city of Hammond as 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. For more details, refer to the contact information below.
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Special Olympics Louisiana
Email:volunteer@laso.org
Phone:1-800-345-6644
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Southeastern Louisiana University
Hammond, Louisiana
UNITED STATES

May 29 - 31 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

New Hamshire State Summer Games

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

Hawaii State Summer Games

Over 1,000 Athletes and Coaches from throughout the state of Hawaii will participate in our Summer Games at the University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park. Athletes began training in February and are competing in Area and Regional competitions from the end of March through the beginning of May in preparation for the Summer Games. Competition will be held in Powerlifting, Softball, Swimming and Track and Field. The Special Olympics Hawaii Summer Games have been held continuously since 1968.
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University of Hawaii and Central Oahu Regional Park
Hilo, Hawaii
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

New Jersey Summer Games

Join us on May 30-June 1 at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, New Jersey as athletes from around the state compete in aquatics, bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting, softball, tennis and track & field. Come experience the power of sport and cheer on our amazing athletes! For more details click on the link below.
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The College Of New Jersey
1938 Pennington Road

Ewing, New Jersey
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

New Mexico State Summer Games

Join us for 3 days of competition at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque as athletes from around the state compete in athletics, bocce, unified soccer, Unified volleyball. Experience the power sport and cheer on our athletes. We hope to see you there. See link below for more details.
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University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

Special Olympics Washington 2014 Summer Games

Summer games is the culmination of the Summer season as nearly 2,800 Special Olympics Athletes compete over three days at the 2014 Summer Games on Joint Base Lewis McChord, May 30-June 1. Athletes participate in swimming, soccer, track & field, powerlifting and cycling, reminding us all that at Special Olympics , it's about celebrating the ability and the belief that everyone competes, everyone plays and sport's has no boundaries.
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Eva Levingrub
Email:Elevingrub@sowa.org
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Joint Base Lewis McChord
Ft. Lewis, Washington
UNITED STATES

May 30 - 31 2014

Nevada State Summer Games

Summer Games is the culminating Championship for aquatics and track & field and is one of the largest Special Olympics sporting competitions in Nevada. Four hundred athletes and their volunteer coaches will come together at the University of Nevada, Reno to experience the thrill of competing against other athletes from all over Nevada. For more details click on the link below.
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University of Nevada
Reno , Nevada
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

Rhode Island State Summer Games

After weeks of training and competing at Area Games, athletes from all over Rhode Island will be compete against their peers in aquatics, athletics, bowling, cycling, motor activities training program, powerlifting and unified soccer. We invite you to join us on the University of Rhode Island campus and watch our athletes achieve their personal best! For more details click on the link below.
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University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

Missouri State Summer Games

More than 2,500 athletes and coaches, along with family and friends from across Missouri will converge in Columbia on May 30-June for the Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. Athletes will compete in athletics, aquatics, basketball, bowling, powerlifting and volleyball. Come and cheer on our athletes and experience the power of sports.
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Trish Lutz
Email:lutz@somo.org
Phone:(573) 635-1660
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University of Missouri (Mizzou)
Columbia, Missouri
UNITED STATES

May 30 - Jun 1 2014

North Carolina State Summer Games

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

May 31 - Jun 2 2014

Colorado State Summer Games

Join us on May 31-Jun 2 at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, Colorado as athletes from around the state will compete in athletics, powerlifting and football (soccer). Cheer on our amazing athletes as they compete to achieve their personal bests. If you are interested in volunteering for the Games please contact Kate Roche at 720-359-3130.
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Colorado Mesa University
Grand Junction, Colorado
UNITED STATES

June 01, 2014

2014 Special Olympics East Asia Regional Senior Coach Training - Athletics

Special Olympics China will be hosting the 2014 Special Olympics East Asia Regional Senior Coach Training for Athletics. Senior athletics coaches from across 6 Programs in the East Asia region will be invited to part take in this important event.
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CHINA

Jun 5 - 7 2014

Pennsylvania State Summer Games

Join us on June 5-7 at Penn State University in State College. This event will bring together over 2,000 athletes and 750 coaches from across the state. The Summer Games will feature three days of intense competition in aquatics, athletics, basketball, bowling, equestrian, golf, gymnastics, softball and tennis. Spectators are welcome to visit any of the competition venues and cheer on the athletes. Hope to see you there!
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Penn State University
State College, Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

Jun 6 - 8 2014

Maryland State 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 - 8 2014

Southern California 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 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

June 08, 2014

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

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