Special Olympics Athletes Competing in Outdoor Sports Festival


 

WHAT:

2013 Special Olympics Illinois Outdoor Sports Festival

Sports: Softball, Golf, Unified Golf

WHEN:

Saturday and Sunday, September 13-14, 2013

WHERE:

Rotary Park, Decatur (softball)
Hickory Point Golf Course, Forsyth (golf)

ATHLETES:    

More than 600 athletes (List of athletes expected to compete)

  • 26 slow-pitch softball teams who advanced from district play
  • 6 tee-ball teams
  • 46 athletes competing in softball individual skills competition
  • 30 athletes competing in 5-hole golf
  • 30 athletes competing in 9-hole golf
  • 32 athletes competing in Unified Golf 9-hole aggregate team play*
  • 75 athletes competing in golf individual skills competition
  • 8 Young Athletes competing in either golf skills or softball skills competition
    *Special Olympics Unified Sports combine equal numbers of athletes with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team

SCHEDULE: 

Opening Ceremonies:

6:15 – 7 p.m. Saturday at Central Park, downtown Decatur

Competition:

Softball:

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday: slow-pitch and tee-ball
10 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday: Young Athletes individual skills
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday: individual skills competition
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday: slow-pitch and tee-ball
Note: Individual skills competition only Saturda

Golf: 

9 – 10:30 a.m. Saturday: 9-hole and Unified Golf 9-hole (tee times)
10:20 – 11:40 a.m. Saturday: 5-hole golf (tee times)
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Saturday: individual skills competition
12:30 – 2 p.m. Saturday: individual skills competition
9 – 10:30 a.m. Sunday 9-hole and Unified Golf 9-hole (tee times)
Note: Individual skills and 5-hole competition only Saturday

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MEDIA:

For more information about the Outdoor Sports Festival or Special Olympics Illinois, contact Michele Evans Evans at 309-888-2573. If you are attending competition, please call Michele at 309-660-8497 (cell) so someone can meet you at the venue site.