Special Olympics softball is an exciting team sport. Athletes can participate in individual skills, coach pitch, or traditional slow-pitch. The softball individual skills competition allows athletes to train and compete in basic softball skills. The development of these key skills is necessary prior to advancing to team competition. These skills include base running, fielding and throwing. A player’s final score is determined by adding up his or her scores in the different events.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped in competition divisions according to ability level, age and gender.

Special Olympics softball was introduced in 1983.

Local Community Contacts

Capitol Area Director
Mark Barker

Cascade Area Director
Punkie Doyle

Columbia River Area Director
Barry Gill; Elizabeth Francis;

North Central Area Director
Donnie Bagwell

North King County Area Director

Northeast Area Director
Brenda Devine

Northwest - Now part of Cascade Area Area Director

Peninsula Area Director
Rebecca Fry

South Central Area Director
Luke Wall

South King County Area Director

Southeast Area Director
Lori Landrus

Upcoming Softball Events