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Athletes/Unified Partners — check in with your head coach/HOD Volunteers — check in at Owens Science Hall on south campus General public — don't need to check in; all areas are free and open to the public!
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Summer Games Volunteer Opportunities We’re building a powerful team of 1,600 volunteers to celebrate athletes with intellectual disabilities, transform lives through world-class competition, and deliver an inspirational volunteer experience of inclusion. From sports competition and special event assistance to health and wellness professionals, volunteers of every skill and experience level contribute to the success [...]
Online Registration Area 3 Golf Facts at a Glance Registration closes July 16, 2019. Tentative schedule 7:45 a.m. - Delegation & volunteer registration 8:15 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies 8:30 a.m. - 9-hole/3-hole competitions begin 9:30 a.m. - Individual skills competition begins 12 p.m. - Lunch and awards Event list Individual skills Traditional [...]
Tentative schedule 8 a.m. - Delegation and volunteer check in 8:20 a.m. - Coaches meeting 8:35 a.m. - Opening Ceremonies 8:40 a.m. - Load golf carts 9 a.m. - Golf begins 11 a.m. - Lunch starts Ongoing awards as divisions complete
Online Registration Registration closes July 7, 2019. Tentative schedule 10 a.m. - Start at ROCORI High School Registration Skills (iron and wood shots) 10:45 a.m. - Travel to River Oaks (across the street) and complete Skills competition 11:30 a.m. (approx.) - Opening Ceremonies/Skills awards 11:45 a.m. - Lunch (be prepared to eat [...]
Outstanding Female Athlete Presenters Kayte Barton, Jennie Heller & Katie Timmer Winner Amie Kerr Outstanding Male Athlete Presenters Nathan Bauer, Ron Hermansen & Dave Lane Winner Abdurahman Mohamed Judy Wahl Outstanding Athlete Leadership Award [...]
Online Registration Volunteer at Area 1/2 Bocce Registration opens May 24 and closes July 24, 2019. Bocce is a game of skill and strategy. Athletes can participate in Unified Sports events. Unified Sports is a program that assigns Special Olympics Minnesota athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities (partners) to the same teams [...]
Online Registration Volunteer at Area 3 Unified Flag Football Registration opens July 8 and closes September 8, 2019. Flag football is the newest sport offered by Special Olympics Minnesota. Flag football is offered as a Unified Sport, which means individuals with and without disabilities are on the same team. The Flag Football [...]
Online Registration Volunteer at Area 3 Softball Registration opens May 28 and closes July 28, 2019. Special Olympics softball is an exciting team sport. Athletes can participate in individual skills, coach pitch, traditional slow-pitch or Unified softball. Unified Sports is a program that assigns Special Olympics athletes and athletes without intellectual disabilities [...]
Online Registration Volunteer at Area 3 Equestrian Registration opens May 7 and closes July 7, 2019. Special Olympics Minnesota athletes who compete in the equestrian events learn to develop sports skills and gain the self-confidence to direct and control a horse. Athletes are able to compete in a variety of individual English [...]
Online Registration Volunteer at Area 3 Tennis Registration opens May 7 and closes July 7, 2019. Like mainstream tennis, Special Olympics Minnesota tennis gives athletes the opportunity to learn and perform a variety of skills that can be played throughout life. In addition to offering traditional singles and doubles events, SOMN offers [...]
Volunteer at Area 3 Gymnastics Special Olympics Minnesota gymnastics combines strength, flexibility and artistry. Competitions are offered for men in the artistic events and women in artistic and rhythmic events. Male and female gymnasts may compete in all events offered (All Around) or may be specialists, competing in one, two, or more [...]
Volunteer at Area 3 Track & Field Special Olympics Minnesota offers many track and field events, including the hurdle events, marathon, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. In addition, SOMN offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic athletics skills. The development of [...]
Volunteer at Area 1 Track & Field Special Olympics Minnesota offers many track and field events, including the hurdle events, marathon, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. In addition, SOMN offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic athletics skills. The development of [...]
Volunteer at Area 3 Trifecta Facts at a Glance Area swimming and basketball competitions with powerlifting for exhibition ONLY! Tentative schedule Schedule will depend on athlete participation numbers. 8 a.m. - Team registration/check in (cafeteria) 8:15 a.m. - Swimming coaches meeting/Scratch meeting (cafeteria) 8:45 a.m. - Line up for Opening Ceremonies for [...]
Volunteer at Area 2 Track & Field Facts at a Glance Special Olympics Minnesota offers many track and field events, including the hurdle events, marathon, high jump, long jump, shot put, relays and wheelchair events. In addition, SOMN offers events for lower ability level athletes to train and compete in basic athletics [...]
Volunteer at Area 2 Swimming Because of the wide array of events offered, swimming is appropriate for a range of ages and ability levels. Swimming competition events are conducted with a variety of strokes. Special Olympics also offers events that provide a meaningful competition environment for athletes who thrive in shorter events, [...]
Volunteer at Area 1/2 Unified Basketball Facts at a Glance Basketball is popular among Special Olympics athletes and is one of the most popular sports at Special Olympics. We offer team events along with individual skills competitions. Athletes can train and compete in basic skills before advancing to team play. Therefore, players [...]
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Volunteer at Area 11 Basketball Full court schedule Half court schedule Tentative schedule 8 a.m. – Delegation registration 8:30 a.m. – Coaches meeting 8:45 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies 9 a.m. – Competition begins 11 a.m. – Skills competition begins (Skills on court 1) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Lunch Awards [...]
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Volunteer at Area 10 Swimming Tentative schedule 9:15 a.m. – Delegation/volunteer registration 10 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies 10:15 a.m. – Coaches meeting 10:30 a.m. – Competition begins 12:30 a.m. – Comp ends (awards afterwards)