State Softball Tournament

State Softball Tournament Returns to Bowling Green’s
Buchanon Park Sept. 8-10

2016 State Softball Tournament

John Miller blasts one for Russellville on their way to a silver medal in 2016.

The 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. 8-11. This will be the ninth consecutive year Buchanon Park has hosted the Tournament.

Approximately 35 teams will advance to the bracketed State Tournament via a series of Regional Tournaments that will be held in Paducah, Louisville and Georgetown in August. Teams that do not qualify out of the regionals have the opportunity to participate in the Team Skills Competition and enjoy the rest of the State Tournament weekend events.

Games are scheduled to get underway on Friday, Sept. 8, at 6:15 (CDT) with game 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 8 am, with the latest games scheduled to start at 3:30 and 4:15 pm if needed to determine the winners in double-elimination formats.

The Team Skills Competition will take place Friday Night beginning at 7 pm.

2016 State Softball Tournament

The Lexington Dazzlers celebrate a Friday night win on their way to a 2016 gold medal.

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

See photos of the 2016 State Softball Tournament

The State Softball Tournament is sponsored by Special Olympics Kentucky year-round partners Texas Roadhouse and the Law Enforcement Torch Run. 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

2016 State Softball Champions

3A – Pitt Kodiaks
2A – Bowling Green Generals
1A Blue – Northern Kentucky Hit Squad
1A Green – Grant County Fireballs
1A Red – Louisville Cheetahs
B-1 – Bowling Green Cadets
B-2 – Frankfort Bombers
B-3 – Lexington Dazzlers
B-4 – Louisville Flyers Red

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