Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes, coaches, volunteers, and guests came together for a spirited celebration on Thursday night, Oct. 17, for the Opening Ceremony of the 14th Annual Special Olympics North America Golf Invitational Tournament at the Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club in Galloway, N.J. The first of three competitive rounds begins today, Friday, Oct. 18. Awards will follow the final round on Sunday, Oct. 20. Special Olympics Golf, part of a worldwide sports program for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, enjoys golf industry support by The PGA of America, PGA TOUR and USGA. Results and photos at www.2014specialolympics.org
Special Olympics North America
The annual national golf tournament for Special Olympics is set to take place in New Jersey this week at Stockton Seaview Golf Club in Galloway.
The event will offer five types of levels for golfers. Level 1 will be an individual skills competition, level 2 is an alternate-shot team play (9 holes), level 3 is a unified sport team play (18 holes), and then levels 4 and 5 are individual stroke play, 9 hole and 18 holes, respectively.
Nearly 180 Special Olympics athletes and unified partners will compete in the tournament