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Welcome to the 2020 Virtual Summer Games!

May 8 – June 7

Below you will find everything you need to take part in this first of its kind event in Kansas! Share your Summer Games experience with us – or post videos of encouragement for athletes on social media using #SOKSvirtualgames 

SPORTS INFORMATION

Scroll down on this page to find the 5 steps you need to take to be successful in competition this year!

HEALTHY ATHLETES

Click HERE for Healthy Athlete information and virtual activities you can do during the 2020 Virutal Games.

SOCIAL EVENTS

From opening ceremony to our dance party and beyond – click HERE to learn how to get involved!

GENERAL STORE

Click HERE to visit our online General Store and snag some SOKS swag!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Click HERE for a list of common questions and a way to contact us if yours isn’t on the list.

COMPETITION STEP ONE: PREPARE

In this step you will learn how to get ready to compete and stay safe while competing! No matter what color category you decide to compete in, start by watching these Virtual Performance Station videos: 

Click the video above to see the 2020 Virtual Summer Games Performance Station video. You can also click the images to the right to re-watch individual topics as you prepare to compete!

Footwear

Athlete: Tyler Griswold

Uniform & Stretches

Athlete: Jennifer Jennings

Hair & Jewelry

Athlete: Bekah Henderson

Hydration

Athletes: Mallory & Kasey Morris

Nutrition

Athletes: Mallory & Kasey Morris

Sunscreen

Athlete: Cody Wanklyn & Coach Sue Ann Wanklyn

COMPETITION STEP TWO: SELECT YOUR CATEGORY

You can compete in one category for the games. If you are unsure about which category you should choose, reach out to your coach and ask which one they recommend for you. Look at the categories below to see what events are in each group. When you have selected a color, watch the training video below the description to learn how to set up measurements and how to prepare to compete.

Pink Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

Blue Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

Purple Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

Green Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

Yellow Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

Orange Category Training Video:

Click HERE to watch

PINK EVENTS:

  • 100 Meter Run: you will track your best time
  • 200 Meter Run: you will track your best time
  • Standing Long Jump: you will turn in your longest jump using meters for measuring
  • Sit-ups: you will track how many you did in one minute
  • Push-ups: you will track how many you can do in a row without stopping

BLUE EVENTS:

  • 50 Meter Run: you will track your best time
  • 100 Meter Walk: you will track your best time
  • Standing Long Jump: you will turn in your longest jump using meters for measuring
  • Sit-ups: you will track how many you did in one minute
  • Push-ups: you will track how many you can do in a row without stopping

PURPLE EVENTS:

  • 25 Meter Run: you will track your best time
  • 50 Meter Walk: you will track your best time
  • Standing Long Jump: you will turn in your longest jump using meters for measuring
  • Ball Toss Distance: you will turn in how far (in meters) you can throw a ball
  • Ball Toss Accuracy: you will track how many times you can toss a ball into a target out of 10 attempts

 

GREEN EVENTS:

  • 10 Meter Walk: you will track your best time
  • 15 Meter Walk: you will track your best time
  • 25 Meter Walk: you will track your best time
  • Ball Toss Distance: you will turn in how far (in meters) you can throw a ball
  • Ball Toss Accuracy: you will track how many times you can toss a ball into a target out of 10 attempts

YELLOW EVENTS:

  • 10 Meter Assisted Walk: you will track your best time
  • 15 Meter Assisted Walk: you will track your best time
  • Ball Toss Distance: you will turn in how far (in meters) you can throw a ball
  • Ball Toss Accuracy: you will track how many times you can toss a ball into a target out of 10 attempts

ORANGE EVENTS:

  • 10 Meter Wheelchair Race: you will track your best time
  • 25 Meter Wheelchair Race: you will track your best time
  • 25 Meter Wheelchair Slalom Race: you will track your best time
  • Ball Toss Distance: you will turn in how far (in meters) you can throw a ball
  • Ball Toss Accuracy: you will track how many times you can toss a ball into a target out of 10 attempts

 

BONUS EVENTS – OPEN FOR ALL

There are two more ways to get involved.

  1. 1-Mile Run: This is open to any Special Olympics Kansas athlete who is able to run a mile. You will track your time and report it online when you enter your other information.
  2. Unified Soccer Dribbling: This is open to any Special Olympics Kansas athlete who has a Unified Partner to work with (virtually). Each person will set up the drill and complete the course (click HERE to download the information). When complete, the team will record their combined time HERE.

COMPETITION STEP THREE: TRAINING AND MEASURING

Now that you know the events you want to compete in you can start training for them. Make sure to review the performance station information and the training video for your chosen category so you can train safely. We recommend training at least three days a week if you can. If you can’t train that often, don’t worry. Do what you can.

In the videos, Krystin talked about measuring distance in meters. If you have a measuring tape, you can use an online converter to change feet into meters. Click HERE for an online calculator.  If you don’t have a measuring tape to measure, you can use the following guidelines to measure using walking:

60 large steps = 50 meters
30 large steps = 25 meters
12 large steps = 10 meters
6 large steps = 5 meters
1 large step = 1.2 meters

COMPETITION STEP FOUR: COMPETE & RECORD RESULTS

Make sure to train as much as you can so you are in your best shape. Then, when you feel like you are at your best, get your events set up, do your measurments and do the events in your chosen category. Make sure you have a place to write down your results, because you will need to enter them online. 

You have until 11:59 p.m. on May 29 to enter your results HERE

Remember, you are competing in one of the colored event groups from above. You can also choose to compete in a bonus event – 1-mile run. When you put in your results you can also upload a photo or video of you competing. 

Athletes who do not have access to internet can still compete by communicating with their coaches who can enter results for them. 

COMPETITION STEP FIVE: WATCH FOR RESULTS & TAKE PART IN SOCIAL EVENTS!

Once the competition ends, SOKS staff will take all of the results and division athletes based on traditional divisioning methods (age, ability, etc).  The results will be published on this page June 5-7 during the time when Summer Games was originally scheduled. During that weekend we will also be holding several online social events to keep you feeling that Summer Games spirit! Click HERE for social event information.

2020 SUMMER GAMES PARTNERS

Cargill
Casey’s General Store
Coleman
Engineering Consultants
Fidelity
Hutch Ambucs
Hutch Ambucs
Knights of Columbus

Koch Industries
Lattner Foundation
Learjet
LETR
MidContinent Instruments
NCRI-KC
NU Star
Phoenix Supply

Prairieland Partners
Southwest Dairy Farmers
Spirit Aerospace
Steve and Janice Cox
Textron
Vess Oil
Volunteer Kansas, Inc.
Wallace Foundation