Wyoming athletes head to Casper to compete in annual fall tournament

Courtesy: MGN

Wyo. (RELEASE) - Nearly 900 Special Olympics Wyoming athletes, Unified Sports® partners, coaches, friends, family and volunteers from throughout Wyoming will travel to Casper to attend the 2019 Special Olympics Wyoming Fall Tournament held October 9-11 in Casper, WY.

Athletes will compete in Tennis, Soccer, Cycling, Bocce and Bowling events over the course of three days throughout the Casper area.

Athletes competing in this year’s Fall Tournament hail from: Cody, Lander, Powell, Riverton, Thermopolis, Worland, Bridger Valley, Evanston, Jackson, Cheyenne, Torrington, Laramie, Lincoln County, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Newcastle, Buffalo, Gillette, Casper, Douglas, and Wheatland.

The Tournament Opening Ceremony will be held in the Natrona County High School gymnasium on Wednesday (10/10) evening at 7:00 pm. Competition begins Wednesday at 1:00 pm at Sunrise Lanes. Locations for competition include the North Casper Soccer fields for Soccer and Bocce, the Sunrise and El Marko bowling alleys, the Washington Park for tennis and the Edness Kimball Park for cycling. A full schedule can be found on the Fall Tournament page of our website.

Volunteers are the backbone of Special Olympics Wyoming and play a significant role in providing events to athletes. Each Fall, Special Olympics Wyoming depends on the generosity of the Casper and surrounding communities to engage in this state-wide Tournament by volunteering a portion of their time to ensure that these athletes, Unified Sports partners, coaches, friends, family and volunteers from throughout Wyoming experience a successful and memorable event. Help is very much needed to set-up, take-down, present awards, monitor bowling lanes, record scores and many other tasks. If you, your family, friends, work team, church group, coffee clutch, bowling team, etc. could lend a hand for a portion of the three days, please contact Dan Lang (307-265-3062) or fieldservices@specialolympicswy.org to arrange details.

Everyone is invited and encouraged, at no cost, to attend any competition within this Fall Tournament to support and cheer on Special Olympics Wyoming athletes.