Athlete Spotlight – Ben Read, Charleston
Ben Read is a 23-year-old multi-sport athlete who moved to Charleston, SC in April 2014 from Florida. While in Special Olympics Florida he participated in cycling, tennis, softball, bowling, basketball, golf, equestrian, swimming, and standup paddleboard. Since joining Special Olympics South Carolina, Ben has added kayaking and running to his list of sports.
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