Compete from home
Although the 2020 State Summer Games will not be held as regularly scheduled, Special Olympics North Dakota is glad to announce that the spirit of competition will live on with the 2020 Virtual Summer Games! This once in a lifetime event is open to North Dakota residents ages eight and up and is a great way to safely compete against your friends and peers from across the state. You do not have to be currently registered with SOND to compete in the Virtual Summer Games. This event is open to athletes from all sports, so you can still compete no matter what sport you usually play! Train and compete at home and come together to celebrate your accomplishments when we broadcast results on June 11th.
Here's how it works:
- Choose which events you would like to participate in (you can compete in up to 3 Track and Field events and 2 Strength/Powerlifting events)
- Practice! Keep improving your scores for the events you wish to participate in. You have until June 1st to submit your results. Visit our Athlete Resources page to learn some training tips.
- Submit your results! Keep track of your scores as you practice for your events and submit the best ones at any time, but no later than June 1st. You can also submit a picture of yourself participating in your event if you would like. If you cannot submit your results electronically, you can print and fill out this form and submit it to our office once you have recorded your final scores. Do not fill out the printable form if you are able to submit your results electronically.
Note: It is important that you follow social distancing rules in order to keep yourself and others safe. Compete at home, but feel free to communicate virtually through social media, texts, and emails with teammates and mentors! Coaches are welcome to provide help by explaining practice activities, collecting and submitting results, and cheering you on.
Celebrate your success
Thursday, June 11th | 7:00 p.m.
Once you've practiced, competed, and submitted your results, join your peers from across the state to celebrate! Everyone is invited to come together virtually to recognize participants' achievements in the Virtual Summer Games awards ceremony. The ceremony will be featured here on our website and on our Facebook page.
Please review this safety information before beginning any activity
You can reduce your risk of exercise injury by:
• Wearing the right shoes
• Using the correct equipment
• Drinking lots of water – stay hydrated
• Warming up and stretching properly
• Be aware of your surroundings - exercise in a safe and level area clear of any obstacles or items
• Maintain social distancing rules when exercising.
Stop exercising immediately and seek medical help if you experience symptoms such as:
• Discomfort or pain
• Chest pain or other pain that could indicate a heart attack, including pain in the neck and jaw, pain traveling down the arm or pain between the shoulder blades
• Extreme breathlessness
• A very rapid or irregular heartbeat during exercise.