Special Olympics Kansas

Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports competitions, health and nutrition programs and leadership development. Offering year-round initiatives to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, Special Olympics Kansas is a platform for acceptance and inclusion as well as one of the largest advocates for healthy lifestyles in the state – regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or cultural differences.

It is our belief that participation in sports enables challenges and opportunities to be introduced to the participants teaching them teamwork, decision making, leadership, goal-setting, perseverance, commitment and sportsmanship, while developing self-confidence, self-esteem, character and integrity.

2019 State Competition

John L Cassidy Heartland Winter Games 
January 30 – February 1
Alpine Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Speed Skating, Figure Skating, Snowshoeing
St. Joseph and Weston, MO
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State Basketball and Cheerleading Tournament
March 22-23 in Hays and March 23-24 in Topeka
Basketball skills and team play, Cheerleading team and stunting
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State Powerlifting
April 27
Bench, Squat, Deadlift, Combo, Flag Football
Haskell Indian Nations University – Lawrence
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Summer Games
May 31 – June 2
Cycling, Swimming, Athletics (Track and Field), Tennis
Maize South High School, Wichita 
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Spikes and Strikes Classic
Volleyball, Bowling
Johnson County
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Charles E. Watson Softball and Golf Tournament
Softball, Golf
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Soccer and Bocce Tournament
Soccer team play, bocce 
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