WPFC Happy To Do Its Part
Washington Premier F.C.
Special Olympics Washington and WIAA are proud to announce the 2016 HS Unified Soccer State Tournament will be hosted at WPFC Field Complex Saturday, May 28, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Contact: Seth Spidahl
Puyallup, WA -- Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Current sports offered in high schools include Unified Soccer, Unified Basketball, Unified Bowling, and Unified Flag Football.
Season Format: Throughout the 2016 Soccer Season (March-May), nearly 200 Unified Soccer teams participated in 8 Leagues from across Washington. The Unified Soccer League is designed to mimic the structure of varsity sports, with weekly league play, District Tournaments, and a State Tournament.
State Overview: Teams that placed first in their division at one of the five District Tournaments are advanced to compete in conjunction with the WIAA Boys Soccer State Championships. These 10 teams will compete in either Division 1 or Division 2 for the opportunity to be state champions through quarter-finals, semi-finals, and a championship game! The champions from Division 1 and Division 2 will be invited to Special Olympics Washington Summer Games June 3-5 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for recognition as State Champs and exhibition competitions.State Tournament Schedule:
Saturday, May 28th
9:00am: Quarter-finals @ Washington Premier FC Field Complex - 5702 44th Street East Puyallup, WA 98371
10/11:00am: Semi-Finals @ Washington Premier FC Field Complex - 5702 44th Street East Puyallup, WA 98371
2:00pm: Division 1 Finals @ Sparks Stadium, Puyallup Field Complex - 5702 44th Street East Puyallup, WA 98371
2:00pm: Division 2 Finals @ Sunset Stadium, Sumner Division 1 Schools: TBD Division 2 Schools: TBD
Division 1 Schools: TBD
Division 2 Schools: TBD
How to Get Involved: Special Olympics Washington is always looking to engage more people, whether it’s families, volunteers, other organizations, athletes, unified partners, and schools. If you are interested getting involved with Special Olympics Washington in any form, please visit sowa.org and get connected today.
Partners in Unified Sports: 2016 marks the third year that WIAA and Special Olympics Washington are teaming together to provide the state tournament games along with 1A-4A Boys Soccer.
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