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Spring Sports Season is Underway

Spring Sports Season is Underway

The beginning of March and the coming and going of the State Basketball Tournament mean that the busy Special Olympics Kentucky spring sports season is is headed to the starting line.

2017 Track and Field Schedule Set

2017 Track and Field Schedule Set

The 2017 Area Track & Field schedule is complete. Once again this year, Special Olympics Kentucky will hold eight Area Track and Field Meets with all athletes who compete in one of the meets becoming eligible to compete at the 2017 State Summer Games.

2017 Aquatics Season Set to Hit the Water

The 2017 aquatics season schedule has been finalized. The SOKY aquatics programs offers events and distances for athletes of any skill level. To qualify to compete, athletes must have a valid Athlete Medical Release form on file, practice with a team or certified parent coach and have their coach complete the proper registration form with …

SOKY Hosts West Regional Youth Summit

SOKY Hosts West Regional Youth Summit

Falls of the Rough Was Setting for School Year’s Second Youth Summit Special Olympics Kentucky hosted its second Youth Summit of the school year on Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Falls of the Rough State Park Lodge in Breckinridge, KY.  The Youth Leadership Summit, which is part of the Special Olympics Kentucky Unified Champion Schools Program, which …

Rupp Arena to Host Unified Clinic and Game

Rupp Arena to Host Unified Clinic and Game

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, Special Olympics Kentucky athletes will take to one of the most hallowed courts in basketball history when Rupp Arena will host the first Unified basketball night in the facility’s history.

March 1 is Spread the Word Day!

March 1 is Spread the Word Day!

Wednesday, March 1, has been designated Spread the Word to End the Word Day for 2017. It is an international day of advocacy to end the use of the “R-Word,” and to help build communities of inclusion and respect.

Kentucky World Games Athletes Ready for Austria!

Kentucky World Games Athletes Ready for Austria!

All of the preliminaries are complete and the next step for the two Kentucky athletes who will take part in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games is the trip to Austria! The most recent Special Olympics USA event for skiers Kelly McCormick of Louisville and Patrick Tutsch of Lexington was the Special Olympics USA team …

State Winter Games Built on Volunteer Power

State Winter Games Built on Volunteer Power

Committee, Ski Partners Drive SOKY’s First State Competition of the Year When the 2017 State Winter Games commence on Sunday, Jan. 29, at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, Ind., it will once again in large part be thanks to a unique group of Special Olympics Kentucky volunteers. The event is largely directed and organized by …