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2024 Heroes Pull for Special Olympics

"Let me win, But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt."

The Mission of Special Olympics South Dakota is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children (8 years and older) and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

WHAT WE DO

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SPORTS

We offer training & competition in 12 state-level sports. In Unified Sports, athletes with & without intellectual disabilities play on the same team.

SCHOOLS

Our Unified Champion Schools empower students to make their schools more inclusive and welcoming to people of all abilities.

INITIATIVES

We improve the health of people with intellectual disabilities by promoting fitness through programs like Fit5 & providing free health screenings at state-wide events. The Athlete Leadership Council has our Special Olympics athletes be at the front of decision-making for events.

Upcoming Sports Events

Southeast Area Softball

August 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sherman Park – Sioux Falls
Sherman Park Rd
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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Black Hills Area Softball

icon of a person playing softball.August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parkview Complex
4415 Parkview Dr
Rapid City, 57701 United States
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Southeast Area Bocce

August 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
McCart Fields – Sioux Falls
901-999 N Western Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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Black Hills Area Bocce

icon of a person playing bocce ball.August 18 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Memorial Park
444 Mt. Rushmore Rd.
Rapid City, SD 57701 United States

Northeast Area Bocce

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lake Norden
Lake Norden, SD 57248 United States + Google Map

Upcoming Fundraising Events

Heroes Pull

June 22 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Unify Center
900 E I-90 Lane
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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Truck Convoy for Special Olympics

September 21 - September 22
W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds
100 N Lyon Blvd
Sioux Falls, SD 57107 United States
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