Special Olympics Kansas cancels Summer Games

Published: Feb. 19, 2021 at 2:11 PM CST
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Special Olympics Kansas has made the decision to cancel its Summer 2021 games scheduled for June 4-6.

“Naturally, we’re disappointed that the lingering coronavirus outbreak has altered plans for the 2021 Summer Games,” said John Lair, Special Olympics Kansas President/CEO. “The decision was made to ensure the safety and health of all attendees. Our athletes, volunteers and sponsors look forward to this annual event, and it was an incredibly tough decision.”

Although the Summer Games have been canceled, Special Olympics Kansas is remaining active, hosting virtual sports events, health programs and fundraising efforts.

In addition to Summer Games being cancelled, the following sports announcements have been made for competitions through the end of the summer.

  • The Powerlifting and Soccer seasons are cancelled.
  • Bocce and Corn hole will be offered regionally in April/May.
  • Cycling and Tennis will be offered regionally in May.
  • Smaller, modified Track and Field competitions will be offered at the regional level in late May or early June
  • Bowling will be offered regionally only in late July or early August.

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