WISCONSIN (NBC 26) – After nearly a year and a half of canceled or rescheduled events, Wisconsin’s Special Olympics athletes are officially back on the field.
Organization officials say it has been a long time coming back.
This weekend, the athletes are back for the 2021 Districts 2, 4, 5 softball and bocce tournament.
Special Olympics Wisconsin is divided into seven regions. Each region is managed by both program and development staff and serves athletes in their assigned counties. In each zone, there are local programs that are divided into community, organizational, school or independent teams. Each team trains and participates in one or more seasonal sports throughout the year.
You can see the regions participating in this weekend’s event below. Regions 2, 4, and 5 make up the north central, Fox Valley, and northeastern regions of Wisconsin.
The games run from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Appleton Memorial Park. For more information on returning to play during COVID-19, click here.
Also happening today in the Greater Milwaukee area is an exciting Saturday night of baseball in Franklin, which is expected to benefit the state’s 9,000 athletes who are part of the Wisconsin Special Olympics.