Wichita to host Special Olympics North America softball tournament
By Matt Riedl
The Wichita Eagle
(TNS) Softball teams from across North America will converge upon Wichita in September for the Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational, the organization announced Tuesday.
The tournament will feature 32 teams from across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America -- approximately 360 athletes and 100 coaches, according to a news release.
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium will host the opening ceremonies on Sept. 24, and the games will be played from Sept. 25 to 27 at the South Lakes Softball Complex, 5300 S. Meridian.
Both traditional Special Olympics teams and Special Olympics Unified Sports teams -- which have athletes with intellectual disabilities and athletes without -- will compete in the tournament, with medals awarded to the winners in each division.
All games are free and open to the public.
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