Hawai‘i Special Olympics held Summer Games over weekend
Special Olympics athletes from across Hawai‘i dove into one of the organization’s biggest competitions of the year, this past weekend.
Hundreds of athletes and coaches had prepared since February to compete in powerlifting, softball, track and field, and swimming at this year’s 53rd Annual State Summer Games.
Athletes and coaches paraded into the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Les Murakami Stadium on June 9 for the organization’s Opening Ceremonies, which kicked off the weekend of competitions.
Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown to serve more than 6,000 athletes and Unified partners on every island in our state.
Through the commitment of 10,000 volunteers, along with community supporters, corporate partners and foundations, Special Olympics Hawai‘i delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 competitions, hundreds of health screenings, and inclusive programming in more than 70 schools annually.