Sioux Falls Fireworks

Special Olympics


SE Area Softball Tournament
Saturday, August 19
Sherman Fields

  • Softball Team Athletes need to be at their field a half hour prior to the scheduled start time of each game. Each team will play 2-3 games. 
  • Skills athletes need to report to field I at 9 a.m. The competition will begin at 9:30 a.m.
  • Area participation is required to participate at State.
  • Athletes are required to wear their Fireworks jersey and shorts to participate
  • Bring water to drink!
  • Transportation and med volunteers are not provided
Questions can be directed to Heather at or 336-0240 (No texting).

The annual Fireworks newsletter is now available. Click on the link below to view the 2017 newsletter.


Thank you to everyone that signed up to participate in the Fall Classic season. If you signed up to participate in softball, your coach will call you with your field information by Tuesday, July 25.

Bocce Ball practice will begin July 25 and Softball practice will begin July 27. Bocce Ball athletes will not receive a call. All bocce ball athletes need to report to McCart Park near the playground at 6:30 p.m. July 25.

Questions can be directed to Heather at or call 336-0240 (no texting). If you need to leave a message, please allow up to 48 hours for a return call.

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)


  • 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 or 336-0240 (NO TEXTING).

Upcoming Events

  • SE Area Softball: Aug 19, Sherman Fields Sioux Falls
  • Bowling Sign Up Online: Aug 23- Aug 31
  • In-person Bowling Sign Up: Aug 24 at McCart Park 6-7 p.m.
  • State Fall Classic: Sep 15-17, Mitchell
  • First Traditional Bowling Practice: Saturday, Sep 23
  • First Unified Bowling Practice: Sunday, Oct 1

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

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