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

Columbia River Area Director
Elizabeth Francis

North Central Area Director
Jennifer Mason

North King County Area Director
Mike Quinn

Northeast Area Director
Stephen Opland

Northwest Area Director
Lavonne Olsen

Olympic Peninsula Area Director
Sandy Hall

Snohomish / Island Area Director
Punkie Doyle

South Central Area Director
Ken Martinson

South King County Area Director
Bruce Talbert

Southeast Area Director
Lori Landrus

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