WHAT – The 2023 Special Olympics Ohio State Softball Tournament

WHO – Over 300 athletes, partners and coaches from 16 local Special Olympics organizations will participate. These include: Coshocton Special Olympics, Darke County Special Olympics, Franklin Hilliard Special Olympics, Franklin Westerville Special Olympics, Hamilton County Special Olympics, Hancock Special Olympics, Lorain Murray Ridge, Lucas County Special Olympics, Madison Special Olympics, Medina Board of DD, Montgomery County Special Olympics, Pickaway Special Olympics, Portage Board of DD, Sandusky County Special Olympics
Stark Public Schools, and Tuscarawas County Special Olympics

WHEN – Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies; Competitions begin at 9:00 a.m.

WHERE – William P. Coontz Recreation Complex (5420 Seaman Rd Oregon, OH 43616)

WHY – This Saturday, September 16th, Special Olympics Ohio will host the State Softball Tournament at Coontz Recreation Complex in Oregon. The State Softball Tournament is one of four competitions spread across Ohio that make up the 2023 Fall Games. Athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in softball games and skills competitions over the weekend. This is the first year that Special Olympics Ohio has partnered with the Coontz Recreation Complex in conjunction with Oregon Parks and Recreation to host the event. Both organizations are looking forward to celebrating our athlete’s accomplishments! Special thanks to our Fall Games sponsors for making this happen: The American Legion – Department of Ohio, NJM Insurance Group, and Dynegy. Admission is free and spectators are welcome to attend. Reach out to Chad Highland at chighland@sooh.org or (614)239-7050×600 for more information.

About Special Olympics Ohio
Special Olympics Ohio is part of the global inclusion movement using sport, health, education, and leadership programs to empower people with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Ohio provides year- round sports training and competition in 19 different sports for 20,000 children and adults, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. For more information go to SOOH.org.