This year, Special Olympics Rhode Island is proud to once again bring you the 2021 Virtual Summer Games on June 4th and June 5th! The 2021 Virtual Summer Games will focus on the sports opportunities offered during the Spring Season. The Spring Season gave our athletes the opportunity to safely return to play following specific guidelines from SOI, CDC and the RI Dept. of Health. The variety of safe outdoor sports provided an incredible opportunity to bring together not only our athletes, but family members, coaches and volunteers. (Please remember that the Live Streaming of the events on Friday night and Saturday morning will only be available for the hours indicated on the schedule below.)
The Virtual Summer Games Schedule:
Spirit Week: Saturday, May 29th to Saturday, June 5th: Spirit Week (Click here for flyer)
Friday, June 4th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Opening Ceremony will include pieces that you would traditionally see during an SORI Opening Ceremony, such as the Parade of Athletes, Guest Speakers, Musical Entertainment, Torch Run and much more! Click here to watch the Opening Ceremony beginning at 7:00pm. (Note this link will only be available beginning at 7pm on Friday morning).
Friday June 4th from 8:30pm – 9:30pm: Athlete Dance “Hooray for Hollywood”
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE DANCE (Preregistration is required. When you register, you will provide your name and an email address. Once your registration is confirm , you will received an email with the Zoom code and password to log into the dance on June 4th).
Saturday, June 5th beginning at 10:00am: Live Competition from Cycling Venue; Spring Sports Team Videos, Tribute to Casie Rhodes, Statewide Spring Sports Videos, Unified Champion Schools Highlight Video and a replay of the 2020 Virtual Summer Games Competition Videos. Click here to watch Saturday’s events. (Note this link will only be available beginning at 10am on Saturday morning).