Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes numbering in the thousands meet in Norman every year in January for Winter Games. Staff and hundreds of volunteers are on hand to make sure athletes have two days full of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and many fun activities.
Athletes arrive in Norman after they have completed competitions in their local areas.
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to plan, organize and accomplish a successful Winter Games every year. People interested in volunteering at Winter Games should contact the State Office at 918-481-1234 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses send whole teams of volunteers to work at Winter Games. Whatever the level of volunteerism, it is certain they will have a life-changing experience. We prefer volunteers to register in advance; however, it is always great to see people walk up to volunteer the day of an event! We can always place them as fans and cheerleaders or fill in wherever needed.
Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes will compete in Aquatics, Bowling, Basketball, Basketball Skills, Volleyball and Volleyball Skills. Other events include Stars of the Future and Olympic Village.
The Flame of Hope is carried into the Victory Celebration by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, followed by the Victory Dance.
Contact the following for more information about Winter Games:
Stephanie Ryan Catoosa High School Student 2014 Stacie Shipman Youth Volunteer Award
Stephanie Ryan, Catoosa High School, selected winner of the 2014 Stacie Shipman Youth Volunteer Award. The award honors the memory of Stacie Shipman. (Left to right) Larry Shipman; Stephanie Ryan; Shelley Gibson, SOOK Coach; Donna Shipman, Dillon Shipman; and Chester Knight, Catoosa High School Asst. Principal.