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          FALL CLASSIC SIGN UP


          Sign up is now open online and will remain open through July 8. The in-person sign up is Wednesday, June 28 at the Caille Library 6:30-7:30 p.m.


          Sports Offered

          Bocce Ball

        • Unified
        • Traditional

        • Softball

        • Unified (Jr and Sr)
        • Team
        • T-Ball
        • Skills


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          2018 USA Games will be held in Seattle WA July 1-6, 2018. Team South Dakota will consist of 44 athletes, 7 unified partners and 13 coaches. Team South Dakota will have athletes participating in the following sports:

          • Swimming (2 Female Athletes)
          • Track and Field (2 Female and 2 Male Athletes)
          • Unified Bocce Ball (1 Female Athlete/Female Unified Partner & 1 Male Athlete/Male Unified Partner)
          • Bocce Ball (2 Female & 2 Male Athletes)
          • Basketball (10 Male or Female Athletes)
          • Unified High School Basketball (Team pre-selected)
          • Softball Team (15 Male or Female Athletes)


          Requirements:

          • Athletes must have participated in Special Olympics for at least two years.
          • Must have received 1st, 2nd or 3rd place at State for the sport they are applying to compete in.
          • Must be available and willing to commit to training programs and attend training camps prior to USA Games. Please note, the training camps may not be local.
          • Athlete must have the skills to be able to function as part of a team (example: cooperation, sharing, group living, follow directions, appropriate basic social skills, flexibility, etc). 
          • Demonstrates good sportsmanship
          • Be able to travel away from home for an extended period of time. Athletes are required to travel with the team and be chaperoned by the coach.
          • Must be self-sufficient (little or no assistance) in daily functions such as dressing, eating, etc.
          • Cannot be on medications which cannot be handled by the athlete and/or coach
          • Must be 12 years of age or older
          • Must be able to abstain from the use of tobacco products and alcohol throughout camps and the Games. 


          For questions or to request an application, please contact Heather at Heather.L@sosiouxfalls.org or 336-0240 (NO TEXTING).


          State Basketball and Fall Classic Locations


          The location for the State Basketball and Fall Classic have been determined through 2021.  It will rotate similar to how the schedule works for State Summer Games.  The schedule is as follows:

          Basketball: 2017 Mitchell, 2018 Mitchell, 2019 Pierre, 2020 Mitchell, 2021 Pierre
          Fall Classic: 2017 Mitchell, 2018 Mitchell, 2019 Rapid City, 2020 Mitchell, 2021 Rapid City

          The specific dates have not yet been determined.


            Upcoming Events

          • Fall Classic Sign up: Online June 28-July 8, in-person June 28 at Caille Library 6:30-7:30 p.m.
          • First Bocce Ball practice: Tuesday, July 25 at McCart Park 6:30-8 p.m.
          • First Softball practice: Thursday, July 27 at McCart Park 6:30-8 p.m.
          • Golf Classic Fundraiser: Friday, August 4 at Elmwood Golf Course Shotgun Start at Noon

          •  Committee Meetings:

            The Fireworks committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to attend please contact Chad at Chad.H@sosiouxfalls.org.


             

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