This Sunday, athletes, families and fans will gather at the Wildey, St Michael hockey astroturf to take part in the Special Olympics Barbados National Games Bocce Tournament. Bocce is a bowling game.
This Sunday’s sports is the continuation of a competition which began on March 16, but was shortened by rain. Special Olympics Barbados athletes excel at the sport and have won several medals in international competitions.
On Sunday, they will be sharing the game of bocce with Barbados in a unified sports event. In unified sports, players without disabilities are teamed up with Special Olympics athletes, and in this bocce tournament, spectators will be invited to join in the fun and learn a new game. The bocce tournament is free, and the public is invited to come out, cheer and get involved.
The competition is part of the Special Olympics Barbados annual national games. This year’s national games track and field meet was held in March. The next event on the organisation’s calendar is the Special Olympics National Games Cricket Tournament on May 30 at the National Sports Council. The national games will continue later in the year with a football tournament in October.