November 1-3, 2019
The 2019 Special Olympics North Carolina Fall Tournament was held in Charlotte November 1-3. This event brought nearly 1,200 athletes from across the state together to compete in basketball, bocce, cycling, golf, roller skating, soccer and tennis.
Thanks to the over 1,000 volunteers who helped make the weekend a success!
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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