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Season Closes in Hectic Five Week Span

Fall Sports
Flag Football is the fastest growing team sport in the Special Olympics program.

Kentucky’s smallest and most unique events — the State Equestrian and Artistic Gymnastics Competitions — the program’s fastest-growing team sport — flag football — and our largest single sport event of the year — the State Bowling Tournament make up the busy 2016 Fall Sports season.

The season will come to a close in the a hectic five week span that begins with the State Flag Football Tournament in Lexington Nov. 5 and ends at the State Bowling Tournament in Louisville Dec. 2-4.

Equestrian

The 2016 State Equestrian Competition was the first state-level event of the fall sports season. This year’s event welcomed more than 60 athletes to the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, Sept. 17.

For more information about the equestrian program, please contact Amanda Wade at awade@soky.org or 502-695-8222.

Flag Football

The State Flag Football Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 5 at Lexington Catholic High School.Games will get underway at 9 am and continue through 3:15 pm kickoffs.

Flag football continues to be the program’s fastest-growing team sport, This year 27 teams from across the state took part.

Teams qualified for the State Tournament by competing in at least one regional tournament. This year’s regionals were held at Thomas More College on Sunday, Oct. 2; St. Xavier High School in Louisville on Sunday, Oct. 9; and Centre College on Sunday, Oct. 16.

For more information, about the State Flag Football Tournament or the flag football program, contact Hunter Brislin at 502-695-8222 or hbrislin@soky.org.

Artistic Gymnastics

The 2016 State Artistic Gymnastics Competition will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, in its traditional home at Legacy Gymnastics in Lexington. As many as 30 gymnasts are expected to compete.

For more information about the gymnastics competition, please contact Amanda Wade at awade@soky.org or 502-695-8222.

Bowling

The 2016 Bowling Season will see it’s last Area Bowling Tournament Nov. 5 with the Area 3&9 Tournament in Prestonsburg. All bowlers who completed at one of the eight Area Tournaments held in 2016 qualified for the 2016 State Bowling Tournament. Bowling has become the single most popular sport in the Special Olympics Kentucky program. From Dec. 2-4 more than 1,500 Special Olympics bowlers and Unified partners will converge on King Pin Lanes and Strike and Spare Lanes in Louisville for the State Tournament.

For more information or for volunteer opportunities, contact Amanda Wade at 502-695-8222 or awade@soky.org.