A Special Olympics Team Since 1991

South Region Stars

Sports Information

Our Sports
Individual and Team Opportunities

Current Openings
Don’t forget, the state tournaments for bocce and softball have been moved to mid-September.

Participation Forms
Forms for athletes or volunteers.

What's Up

Our bocce and softball seasons are underway, and they are preparing for the area and state competitions.  Bowling and flag football will be announced later in the season.

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Sat 24

Area Softball Tournament

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 24

Bocce Practice

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Sun 25

Flag Football Practice

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

More Kudos!

Congrats to the Stars’ Flag Football Teams for an outstanding showing at the state tournament.  Our Gold team received bronze medals and our white team received silvers.  We’re so proud of you.

And to our athletes Sarah Haugen, Russell Greenhalge, and Charlie Rea, who represented Minnesota in swimming, bowling, and bocce, respectively at the USA games.

Meet the Stars

Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover new strengths and abilities, skills and success. Our athletes find joy, confidence and fulfillment — on the playing field and in life. We know no boundaries. Without regard to gender, race, religion, economic or education level, Special Olympics has the ability to unite all walks of life.

OUTSTANDING!

She did it!  Bocce athlete Maya Rivera will be coming back to the states from the World Games with medals, ribbons, and stories.  We’re so proud of you Maya.  You were brave, you had courage, and we’re so lucky to call you our Star.

 

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Great roll Maya! 👏👏👏 #MeetTheDetermined

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2018 Spirit Awards

John Sullivan Award:  to those whose actions demonstrate the true meaning of Good Sport.

2018:  Leon Johnson and Mariana Hughes

Kathy Wells Award: to those who exemplify the last line of the Olympic Oath : if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

2018:  Travis Vang and Andrea Howlett

Hank Halvorson Award: to families and individuals who exemplify the spirit of Hank by assisting with fundraising efforts extraordinaire.

2018: Barb and EJ Wang

Hank Goers Awardto families, parents, or staff who demonstrate extraordinary kindness by being there for any athlete or any effort requiring assistance.

2018: Deb Howlett

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