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Unified Robotics Joins UCS Programming

Unified Robotics Joins UCS Programming

It’s time to get your gears turning! Introduced this year as a new non-traditional activity for our Unified Champions Schools, Unified Robotics has been a new way to introduce students into the field of STEM while also building life skills such as leadership, teamwork and critical thinking. On February 17, four middle schools from Jefferson …

2023 Spring Sports Season About to Hit Stride

2023 Spring Sports Season About to Hit Stride

Teams are already forming for the 2023 Special Olympics Kentucky Spring Sports Season, which really gets going after our State Basketball Tournament. Now is the time to make plans to take part either as an athlete or volunteer. The Spring Sports Season includes swimming, soccer, bocce, rhythmic gymnastics and of course track and field. Most …

Four Honored at SOKY Awards Presentation

2022 Athlete, Coach, Athlete Volunteer and Volunteer of the Year Were Recognized at Special Luncheon Four tremendous contributors to Special Olympics Kentucky were honored at a special luncheon to present our 2022 awards on January 19 at our state office in Frankfort. Caitlin Roy of Finchville was named the 2022 Athlete of the Year. Swimming …

SOKY Hosts Esports Rocket League Tournament

SOKY Hosts Esports Rocket League Tournament

Teams from Five States Compete in First Event on SOKY Twitch Stream On November 17 Special Olympics Kentucky hosted and streamed a Unified Rocket League event consisting of Unified Teams from Special Olympics Kentucky, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, and Arizona. While SOKY has hosted several Rocket League tournaments in the past, this was this first one …

Winter Sports Off to a Fast Start

Winter Sports Off to a Fast Start

Winter Games are Fast Approaching and Basketball Has Started Throughout the State The 2023 SOKY winter sports season is well underway just days into the new year. The State Winter Games – our first championship event of the year – is fast approaching and basketball leagues and invitational tournaments are already underway. The winter sports …

Athletes, Coaches Travel to World Games Camp

Athletes, Coaches Travel to World Games Camp

Five from Kentucky Officially Start Journey to Berlin The two athletes, one unified partner, and two coaches who will represent Kentucky as part of the Special Olympics USA Team at the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games with their trip to the Special Olympics USA Team Trials in November. The Team Trials were held Nov. …

KSP’s Brewer to Represent State in World Games Final Leg

KSP’s Brewer to Represent State in World Games Final Leg

KSP Veteran to Become First Kentucky Law Enforcement Agent to Participate in Both USA and World Games Final Legs Sergeant Barrett Brewer of the Kentucky State Police, has been selected to represent Kentucky as part of the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. The Final Leg will carry the …

2022 Fall Sports Season Underway

2022 Fall Sports Season Underway

Program’s Busiest Season Heats Up in October The fall rivals spring in the Special Olympics Kentucky calendar for sheer number of athletes competing and competition options. And the energy really cranks up in October. All of our bowling athletes will compete in Area Bowling Tournaments this month. Flag Football teams will also compete in their …

Lowe Wins Blanton’s 2,022 Bourbon Flight Raffle

Lowe Wins Blanton’s 2,022 Bourbon Flight Raffle

Lexington’s Daniel Lowe is the Winner of our Blanton’s Bourbon Raffle Daniel Lowe of Lexington, Ky., is the winner of out Blanton’s 2022 Bourbon Raffle. Lowe’s ticket was drawn by athlete Billy Young of Frankfort on September 30 from the more than 1,900 entries. Lowe wins: (1) 750ml bottle of Blanton’s Original Single Barrel (1) …

Five From Kentucky Selected for 2023 World Games

Five From Kentucky Selected for 2023 World Games

Two Athletes, One Unified Partner and Two Coaches Will Be Part of USA Team in Berlin Five Kentuckians have been nominated to the Special Olympics USA team that will take part in the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games next June in Berlin, Germany. Gymnast Lee Dockins of Russellville and the Lexington Unified golf pair …