This morning, the Douglas County Special Olympics Unified Softball Team boarded a flight to go compete in the Special Olympics North America Softball National Championship in Bismarck, North Dakota. The unified team consists of seven special needs athletes, six partners, and one coach.
The competitions, sponsored by Moose International, have taken care of all the transportation, housing, and meals for the athletes.
The team will face 11 out of 25 other teams from across the United States and Canada. Every day, they will participate in events and activities, including the Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program, Walk of Champions parade, firework shows, and Olympic town activities.
The DCSO Unified Softball Team will return to Georgia on August 21. The Douglas County Special Olympics is a program of the Douglas County Parks and Recreation Department.