Toronto, May 14-17th, 2019
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What are the Youth Games?
The 2019 SOO Invitational Youth Games will bring together 2,500 student-athletes aged 13-21 from around the WORLD to Toronto, Canada. The Games will host a Unified Sports and Traditional team option in 5 sports (athletics, basketball, bocce, floor hockey, and soccer).
Come help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Special Olympics at the inaugural SOO Invitational Youth Games to showcase the past, and celebrate the future!
Welcome to Toronto, Canada
The City of Toronto is the largest, most diverse, and most vibrant city in
Canada. With everything from a bustling waterfront, to world-class
museums, to award winning restaurants, memorable skyline, to worldrenowned
sports franchises – Toronto can quickly consume a first time
visitor in its splendor.
Tourist options will be made available for all participating teams and
(Track & Field)
We will be offering Competition in Both Sports Programs
Traditional Special Olympics divisions for athletes with intellectual disabilities will be offered in all sports for athletes of all ability levels (low to high).
Special Olympics Unified Sports divisions for athletes with and without disabilities will be offered in all sports for athletes of all abilities (low to high).
Things to Know!
$50 Registration per athlete
(includes event accommodations,
local transportation, meals and events)
Chapters/Programs are responsible
for arranging their travel to
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
There are no set chapter quotas.
We are open to participation for anyone interested upon request.
Athletics (Track & Field),
Competition will be offered for both
Special Olympics Unified Sports Teams & Traditional Special Olympics Teams
Competition will be offered for all ability levels for athletes Ages 13-21
The event will take place in venues
3 Athlete Villages at Colleges and Universities in Toronto
3 Sport Clusters at venues throughout Toronto
Youth Leadership Summit
Athletes & Unified Partners representing tomorrows leaders gathered to learn, share, and educate
A full Healthy Athletes Experience
Young Athletes Showcase
Showcasing programming for Athletes aged 2 – 12
Showcasing Indigenous, First Nations, and Local Sport & Culture
Torch Run Final Leg
Celebrating our partnership with the Law Enforcement Torch Run
University / College Championships
Launching our SO Unified Sports Colleges Program in Ontario
Games Experience (Observers) Program
An opportunity to network and share best practices for Special Olympics Staff, Leaders, Sponsors and Partners
50th Anniversary Celebration
Be part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration in Canada
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Youth Games 2019 is made possible through the generous support of: