National Special Olympics tennis tournament in Denver this week

9:42 AM, Jul 15, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - The best of the best Special Olympics tennis athletes will compete at Denver's City Park this week.  

Fifty athletes from California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, North Carolina and Pennsylvania will compete from Monday to Wednesday in singles, doubles, Unified doubles, and short court tennis matches.

All events are free to watch at City Park and cheering is highly encouraged.  The tennis courts are located on the NW end of the park, closest to the intersection of 23rd Ave. and York St.

Monday, July 15
8 a.m. - Singles play | City Park Tennis Courts (Continuous play until approximately 4 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 16
9 a.m. - Doubles play at City Park Tennis Courts (Continuous play until approximately 5 p.m.)

Wednesday, July 17
8 a.m. - Unified Doubles play at City Park Tennis Courts (Continuous play until all matches are complete.)
10 a.m. - Skills competition
 
About Special Olympics Colorado (SOCO): SOCO provides year-round training and competition in 22 sports for more than 13,000 athletes living in the state of Colorado. With the support of more than 6,600 volunteers and the generosity of Colorado citizens, corporations and local businesses, Special Olympics Colorado is able to offer more than 100 events annually to individuals with intellectual disabilities age 2½ and up. Participation with other athletes, Unified partners (typically developing peers), coaches, sponsors and volunteers builds confidence and creates opportunities to participate as productive and respected members of society by increasing public awareness of the athletes' capabilities. 

For more information, visit SpecialOlympicsCO.org.

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