Special Olympics South Carolina Extending Cancellations and Launching a New Fall Challenge

SOUTH CAROLINA (CN2 NEWS) The Special Olympics South Carolina is continuing to cancel events due to the rise of COVID-19 cases in the state. The have released the following statement and new initiative:

Special Olympics South Carolina (SOSC) continues to monitor the COVID-19 cases in South Carolina. Due to the continued rise in cases throughout the state, SOSC is extending the cancellation of all in-person Special Olympics practices and competitions at the local and state levels until August 31.

The following state competitions are also canceled: State Kayaking, September Slammer State Tennis Championship and Stand Up Paddleboard Invitational.

We believe that this is the best course of action for the health and well-being of our SOSC family. SOSC continues to evaluate the situation and will communicate any changes with the best interest of our athletes, families, volunteers, coaches, etc., taken into account.

Impact 2020 Team Challenge

Special Olympics South Carolina is challenging all teams to stay active and healthy this fall with the Impact 2020 Team Challenge. This challenge is for everyone – athletes, unified partners, coaches and family members. Kicking off September 1, participants will complete activities, along with their teammates, Unified Partners or individually. They’ll submit weekly reports and photos to collect points and win prizes. Check out the teaser video here.

Special Olympics South Carolina provides year round athletic training and competition for 30,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We offer 27 Olympic type sports and hold more than 500 competitions annually.