State Softball Tournament

State Softball Tournament Returns to Bowling Green’s
Buchanon Park Sept. 13-15

State Softball TournamentThe State Softball Tournament — Special Olympics Kentucky’s second-largest team sports event — is set to hit the diamonds at Michael O. Buchanon Park in Bowling Green Sept. 13-15. This will be the 11th consecutive year Buchanon Park has hosted the Tournament.

There will be 35 teams from throughout the state competing for championships in multiple divisions at the Tournament. Teams qualified through a series of regional tournaments held in August.

Games are scheduled to get underway on Friday, Sept. 13, at 6:15 (CDT) with games to follow at 7:30 and 8:45. Activity resumes on Saturday at 9 am, with games starting through 3:15 pm. Championship Sunday play opens at 9 am, with the latest games scheduled to start as late as 3:15 pm if needed to determine the winners in double-elimination formats.

2019 State Softball Brackets

Four additional teams will compete in the Team Skills Competition, which gives teams that don’t qualify to compete in the State Tournament an opportunity to travel to Bowling Green and enjoy the weekend’s festivities. The Skills Competition will take place Friday Night beginning at 7 pm.

In all, more than 500 athletes will take part in the Tournament and Skills Competition.

The weekend’s events will also include the annual victory dance, held on Saturday night.

The State Softball Tournament is sponsored by Special Olympics Kentucky year-round partners Texas Roadhouse, and Toyota Motor Corporation and by Casey’s General Store and Whit’s Concessions. It is supported by the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department and the Warren County Parks and Recreation Department.

For information about the State Softball Tournament or the Special Olympics Kentucky softball program, or to find out how you can get involved, contact Hunter Brislin at 800-633-7403 or

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