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Oklahoma Special Olympics Summer Games Schedule

48th Annual Summer Games May 17-19, 2017 Stillwater, OK

(Information copied from the Oklahoma Special Olympics Summer Games website)

34th Year at Oklahoma State University

Opening Ceremonies Theme:

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands meet in Stillwater every year in May for Summer Games. Staff and hundreds of volunteers are on hand to make sure athletes have three days full of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and many fun activities.

Athletes start arriving in Stillwater on Wednesday morning. They come to Summer Games after they have completed competitions in the their local areas.

Hundreds of volunteers are needed to plan, organize and accomplish a successful Summer Games every year. Some volunteers come out for a day to assist athletes in their competitions. Some volunteers work virtually year-round on Summer Games' planning committees. People interested in volunteering at Summer Games should contact the State Office at 918-481-1234 or email at

Businesses send whole teams of volunteers to work a single day or several days at Summer Games. Whatever the level of volunteerism, it is certain they will have a life-changing experience. We prefer volunteers to register in advance; however, it is always great to see people walk up to volunteer the day of an event! We can always place them as fans and cheerleaders or fill in wherever needed.

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes will compete in nine sports: Athletics (Track and Field), Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Horseshoes, Powerlifting, Unified 3-on-3 Basketball, and Unified Softball. Other events include Motor Activities and Stars of the Future.