WHAT: Special Olympics Hawaii athletes have blazed through the 2023 summer season! The summer season wraps up this weekend, August 12-13, 2023 at the 28th Annual Aukake Classic at Waiau District Park. The two-day event will bring together more than 425 athletes and coaches from across the state. Competition includes a five-a-side soccer tournament, individual skills soccer competition as well as traditional and unified bocce tournaments.
Athletes trained from June through August and participated in area and regional competitions to qualify for the event. The Aukake Classic is one of three state competitions that Special Olympics Hawaii holds annually.
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023
10:15 a.m. Opening Ceremonies
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Soccer Individual Skills Competition
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Traditional Bocce
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Five-a-Side Soccer
Sunday, August 13, 2023
9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Unified® Bocce
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Soccer
WHERE:Waiau District Park
98-1650 Kaahumanu St.
Pearl City, HI 96782
DETAILS: Special Olympics is a global inclusion movement using sport, health, education, and leadership programs every day around the world to end discrimination against and empower people with intellectual disabilities. Founded in 1968, Special Olympics Hawaii has grown and now serves over 6,000 athletes and Unified partners across the State of Hawaii. Through the unwavering commitment of 10,000 volunteers, along with community supporters, corporate partners and foundations, Special Olympics Hawaii delivers 10 Olympic-type sports and over 50 competitions, hundreds of health screenings, and inclusive programming in more than 70 schools annually.