Tentatively November 11-13, 2021
The Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament is typically held in Charlotte in November. The event brings nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state together to compete in basketball, bocce, cycling, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis.
Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Fall Tournament, scheduled for November 12-14, has been canceled. Rescheduling the Fall Tournament to later in the year is not possible given the complexity of organizing the event and the fact that future coronavirus cancellations may be extended throughout the year. See the full memo.
It’s no surprise that basketball is a mainstay in the Tar Heel state. Basketball is one of the most popular sports, with 95 local programs offering it. At Fall Tournament, athletes competed in two types of basketball competition throughout the weekend: Individual skills and 5-on-5 team full court play.
Tennis became a statewide sport at the 1986 Summer Games in Charlotte.
Athletes compete in several types of tennis competition throughout Fall Tournament: Individual skills, singles, short and full court Unified doubles, and singles, short and full court traditional doubles.
Unified competition brings people with and without intellectual disabilities together on the same team.
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