2022 SOBC Super Summer Series

In-person competitions are back! This will be a summer to remember!
Pictures of Special Olympics athletes playing summer sports

Welcome to the SOBC Super Summer Series 2022!

We know Special Olympics athletes love to compete. To give athletes opportunities to challenge themselves and show their skills, Special Olympics BC Locals around the province will host competitions in every single summer sport in spring/summer 2022. These competitions will be open to all registered athletes. 

SOBC Return to Sport safety protocols will be followed at all times.

Because the pandemic forced the cancellation of the 2021 Special Olympics BC Summer Games and the 2022 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, provincial and territorial Chapters across the country have worked together to develop a new pathway for athletes to qualify for spots on the national team for the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Berlin. SOBC’s path will be the SOBC Super Summer Series competitions.

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Upcoming Events

Basketball

Bocce

Golf

Powerlifting

Rhythmic Gymnastics

Soccer

Softball

Please note: Softball will not be part of the 2023 Special Olympics World Summer Games. 

Swimming

More dates and sports are being added as events are confirmed!

 

For more information, please contact:

competition@specialolympics.bc.ca

 

For coaches:

The 2023 World Summer Games in Berlin are moving forward. On this page you will find how athletes will be selected to Team Canada. Special Olympics Canada is currently accepting applications for Mission Staff, Head Coaches, and Assistant Coaches for the 2023 National Team Program.

Special Olympics BC encourages our summer-sport coaches to review the applications, read through the eligibility, and apply! 

Find details and applications here

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Lois McNary at Lmcnary@specialolympics.bc.ca

 

Media coverage:

Parksville Qualicum Beach News on local athletes' success at Comox swim meet

"The swim team has shown resilience as they have had to deal with the consequences of the pandemic."

 

For competition organizers:

Hosting resources

2022 SOBC competitions are generously supported by provincial partners, including