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Special Olympics State Games in Charleston March 1-3
2/27/2013 3:21:52 PM


Special Olympics South Carolina will host the 2013 Mid Winter GamesMarch 1-3 in Charleston. Athletes from across the state will be attending the Games. Registered are 950 athletes, 200 Unified Partners (athletes without disabilities who train and compete with Special Olympics athletes in unified divisions) and 400 day of event volunteers.


Athletes will compete in one of 5 different sports:

Basketball …The Citadel

Bowling (for athletes over 21) …. AMF Lanes, 1963 Savannah Highway), Ashley Lanes, 1568 Sam Rittenburg Blvd, and Royal Lanes, 106 Central Ave, Goose Creek.

Badminton … The Citadel

Flag Football…Hampton Park

Power Lifting…The Citadel


The weekend will begin with Opening Ceremonies on Friday evening (3/1) at 7:30 pm at McAlister Field House, The Citadel

Competitions will take place on Saturday with most events underway by 9am.

Athletes will have the opportunity to visit Olympic Town on Saturday, (The Citadel) featuring Healthy Athlete Programs, Young Athlete Programs and plenty of food, music and games.


Saturday night will feature the Victory Celebration Dance at McAlister Field House.


All athlete competitions will be heated according to ability making the quest for Gold Medals equal for all athletes. All heats are medaled.


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