CASPER — Special Olympics Wyoming will host a modified version of the annual fall tournament from Oct. 8-9. This year, the event will feature individual soccer skills, cycling and bocce competitions.
With the limits on gathering sizes as well as respect to physical distancing, bowling will not be offered at the 2020 tournament.
This year, adjustments will be made to ensure the best experience possible for all involved. Physical distancing policies in place by facilities will be followed as well as the recommendations of the local health department and Special Olympics Inc.
Cycling competitions will offer time trials only. There will be no road races. Designated areas will be assigned for athletes while they are awaiting their event. Spectators will also have predetermined locations to watch and cheer for our athletes.
Bocce competition will return with an increase of participants. Only a singles tournament will be offered.
Individual soccer skills competition will be offered, but there will be no team play.
Events will take place over two days at locations including the George Tani Field, North Casper Soccer Fields, Edness Kimball State Park and Central Wyoming Fairgrounds.
Communities participating in this year’s state tournament include Casper, Cody, Thermopolis, Teton County, Gillette, Goshen County, Sheridan and Douglas.