Mayflower Special Olympic Commemorative Games
Special Olympics Plymouth & District is hosting the Games, a key event of the Mayflower 400 commemorations. The international event is due to commence on the 3rd April with an opening ceremony being held at Plymouth Life Centre. The games will then take place over the weekend of the 4th & 5th April 2020.
The Special Olympics Mayflower 400 Games will be the largest multi-sport Special Olympics event ever hosted in the South-West and will be an opportunity for the 450 athletes attending to showcase theirs hard work and sporting ability.
Athletes from other Special Olympic groups including America, Holland and the rest of Great Britain, will visit the city to compete in the unique international event. There will be two full days of competitions including sports such as: Boccia, Badminton, Football, Table Tennis, Bowls, Table Tennis, Tennis, Swimming and Basketball.
This will be a platform on which to build, encourage and engage new athletes, volunteers and partner organisations as a lasting legacy of this unique event in Plymouth.
This event will help to empower and change the lives of people with a Learning Disability through the participation in sport. The Games will create an explosion of physical activity and a future legacy of increased participation in sport within the Learning Disability community. It will highlight the abilities of people with Learning Disabilities and support a shift in attitudes towards disabled people.
There will be a massive volunteer presence at the event, with Argyle Community Trust providing over 28 volunteers for the event. Our ACT Ambassadors will be supporting this event undertaking many different roles including: hospitality, logistics, media, results and sports. Everyone involved in the planning and delivery of the games are volunteers who are giving their time and support so that the athletes can experience this huge opportunity.