Athlete Spotlight – James Day, Charleston
James is 34 years old and has been active in Special Olympics South Carolina for twelve years. James started participating in Masters Bowling and has since added Aquatics, Bocce, Basketball, Sailing, Stand-up Paddleboarding and Kayaking. James’ kayaking coach, Bill Johnson, says James has progressed so much in his three years with the Charleston Chargers Kayaking Team. His skills execution and confidence has soared!
October 10-12, 2014 Greenville
The Upstate will welcome over 1,200 athletes from across South Carolina for a weekend of fun, fellowship and competition! Thousands of athletes, parents, coaches and volunteers will come together on Friday evening at the TD Convention Center for registration and Opening Ceremonies.
Opening Ceremony will include speakers, athletes and music but the highlight of the event is the lighting of the Cauldron. Several law enforcement agencies will carry the “Flame of Hope” to the convention center when an officer and athlete will light the cauldron, signaling the opening of competition.
Competitions will begin on Saturday, October 11 at various locations in Greenville County. This year there will be six sports; Golf, Bocce, Volleyball, Disc Golf, Masters Bowling (21+), Soccer, Tennis and Flag Football.
Saturday will close with dinner and Closing Ceremony and Victory Dance.
Family and Athlete Registration is now open, CLICK HERE
CiCi’s Pizza served up slices and icons for Special Olympics
During July, six CiCi’s Pizza locations around the state held their annual fundraiser and Cover the Cruiser event for Special Olympics. Stores not only served up slices of pizza but sold paper icons for $1.
The month long fundraiser ended with a Cover the Cruiser event with local law enforcement and athletes covering police vehicles with paper icons. Not only did our six locations do well throughout the month, they all had a great turnout for the Cover the Cruiser events. Not only did they cover the police vehicles, some athletes even covered themselves!
CiCi’s Pizza presented a check for $9,358 on August 14 at the Myrtle Beach location. The Myrtle Beach location made the most money out of 99 stores in eight participating states. They raised $4,239.
Team South Carolina Competes at the 2014 USA Games!
CLICK HERE for competition results on Team South Carolina!