The 2020 Summer Sports Classic will take place on August 28th & 29th in Casper!
here are Some updates on the 2020 Summer Sports Classic
The global OCVID-19 pandemic has created many stumbling blocks as we return to competition season in 2020. The organization is working to provide the best experience possible for participants in the 2020 Summer Sports Classic on August 28th and 29th in Casper.
Our goal is to provide great competition for all the athletes, Unified Sports® partners, coaches, and spectators, safely.
Competitions will include Cycling, Unified Sports Golf, and Individual Softball Skills.
With the limits on gathering sizes as well as out of respect for physical distancing, Bowling will not be offered at the 2020 Summer Sports Classic as it was in 2019. We plan to bring it back to the Classic in 2021.
Plan of Action
To achieve this goal, we will be making some minor adjustments to ensure the best experience possible. First and foremost, we will be following the physical distancing policies in place by facilities as well as the recommendations of our Local Health Department and Special Olympics Inc.
Cycling competitions will offer time trials only; there will be no road races. Designated areas will be assigned for athletes while they are awaiting their event. Spectators will also have pre-determined locations to watch and cheer for our athletes.
Golf competition will follow the protocols established by the Casper Municipal Golf Course. Protocols include physical distancing, no more than four people to a group, and scheduled tee times. The course has sanitizing measures in place as well as for carts. Each golfer must have their own set of clubs.
Bocce competition has been added as another sport choice. Only a singles tournament will be offered.
Individual Softball Skills competition will be offered; no team play.
Special Olympics Wyoming is anxious to get back on the playing field but has an overriding concern to the health and safety of all of our stakeholders.
The Summer Sports Classic will allow us to celebrate our athletes through sport and open the door to more opportunities.
Please check out the latest updates for the Special Olympics Wyoming Return to Play Checklist by clicking here
Softball Individual Skills Competition:
- Individual Skills are outlined in the softball rules available on the Sports Resources Page.
- Individual Skills is comprised of:
- Base Running
- Special Olympics has established minimum training standards for athletes to prepare for competition.
- The purpose of training is to assure that athletes have the skills and stamina to compete safely in the area and state competitions.
- All athletes (and partners) should participate in an 8-10 week minimum training program.
Special Olympics Wyoming would like to extend the invitation for you to join us by volunteering at the 2020 Summer Sports Classic in Casper, WY.
Please email Dan Lang if you are interested or call 307-235-3062