2018 Special Olympics USA Games
July 1-6, 2018
Special Olympics Kansas is looking for athletes to train for one year and represent Kansas at the USA Games held July 1-6, 2018 in Seattle, Washington.
Twenty-two positions are open – two females and two males for each of the following sports: Athletics, Bocce, Bowling,Tennis, Swimming. For Powerlifting 1 female and 1 male
These USA Games opportunities are NOT for everyone. Independent living skills, proper behavior, and the ability to travel in new and unfamiliar situations ARE REQUIREMENTS. Athletic prowess is not required, but do need the basic skills to compete in their event safely and with dignity. As well, we will need highly-committed athletes who will train for one year with a pre-selected coach.
Selection will be based on suitability (Do they meet the requirements?), regional representation (Is the whole state being represented?), previous Games attendance (Have they already had the chance to compete on a national level?) and then by a random draw.
Click here for the Athlete Application USA Games in Spanish.
Team Kansas Coaches
The following coaches have been pre-selected as the Kansas Coaches:
Athletics – Noalee McDonald-Augustine, ARC of Central Plains Buffalos
Bocce – Rose Simon, Wichita Independents
Bowling – Ed Lee, Topeka/Shawnee
Powerlifting – Gary Tanner, Douglas County Jayhawks
Swimming – SueAnn Wanklyn, The Roadrunners
Tennis – Sid Kanter, Blue Valley Blue Streaks
Asst. Head of Delegation – Tim Rehder, SOKS
Head of Delegation – Clint Armistead, SOKS
About The Games:
|July 1-6, 2018|
1,000 Coaches & Delegates
10.000 family members/friends
||July 1, 2018 in Huskey Stadium|
|Closing ceremony||July 6, 2018 in Huskey Stadium|