#USAGames Today: What An Opening Day

SEATTLE, Wash. — What an opening day of competition for Special Olympics Southern California (#TeamSOSC) at the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. All 66 #SOSCAthletes will be in action in day one from Seattle. That’s softball, golf, tennis, track, swimming, bocce, Unified soccer and both basketball teams! Whew!

Here is a look at what is on the slate for #TeamSOSC (schedule subject to change, for up-to-date information, visit SpecialOlympicsUSAGames.org):

  • 8 a.m.: SOFTBALL: TeamSOSC vs. South Dakota (Celebration Park)
  • 8:10-8:15 a.m.: TRACK: Brett Laza (TeamSOSC) in HP 100-meter run semis (Husky Track)
  • 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: GOLF: Kent Menendez & Kyle Aragon (TeamSOSC) in Round 1 (Willows Run)
  • 9 a.m.: UNIFIED SOCCER: #TeamSOSC vs. Washington – Bronze (Seattle U Championship Field 1)
  • 9 a.m.: BOCCE: Michelle Pence (TeamSOSC) vs. Tara Sanders (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 11)
  • 9 a.m.: BOCCE: Jennifer Ali (TeamSOSC) vs. Joyce Cantor (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 13)
  • 9:15 a.m.: BASKETBALL: TeamSOSC vs. Washington (Women’s Division: Seattle U Redhawk Center)
  • 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: GOLF: Tyson Strobel (TeamSOSC) in Round 1 (Willows Run)
  • 10:30-11:15 a.m.: SWIM: Jonathan Pierce (TeamSOC) in 200 freestyle final (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 11 a.m.: TENNIS: Heidi Sand (TeamSOSC) vs. Kristen Rausch (Singles: UW Tennis Stadium, Court 6)
  • 11 a.m.: BOCCE: Amanda Maling (TeamSOSC) vs. Peggy Dixon (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 12)
  • 11-11:45 a.m.: TRACK: James Morrell & Anthony Rodela (TeamSOSC) in 100 final (Husky Track)
  • 11 a.m.: SOFTBALL: TeamSOSC vs. Maryland (Celebration Park)
  • 11:20-11:55 a.m.: SWIM: Lisa Koskovich in 200 freestyle final (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 11:40 a.m.: UNIFIED SOCCER: TeamSOSC vs. Northern California (Seattle U Championship Field 1)
  • 1-2 p.m.: SWIM AWARDS (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 1 p.m.: TENNIS: Michael Roth (TeamSOSC) vs. Leonard Flowers (Singles:L UW Tennis Stadium, Court 4)
  • 1 p.m.: UNIFIED BASKETBALL: TeamSOSC vs. Wyoming (UW Marv Harshman Court)
  • 1:40 p.m.: BOCCE: Tina Phipps (TeamSOSC) vs. Maya Patterson (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 9)
  • 2-2:15 p.m.: SWIM: Steven Espinoza (TeamSOSC) in 50 breaststroke final (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 2:20 p.m.: BOCCE: Michelle Pence (TeamSOSC) vs. Leah Williams (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 9)
  • 2:20 p.m.: BOCCE: Amanda Maling (TeamSOSC) vs. Dorothy Blanchette (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 10)
  • 2:20 p.m.: BOCCE: Jennifer Ali (TeamSOSC) vs. Debra Payne (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 11)
  • 3 p.m.: TENNIS: Heidi Sand (TeamSOSC) vs. Brittany Tagliareni (Singles: UW Tennis Stadium, Court 6)
  • 3:30 p.m.: BASKETBALL: TeamSOSC vs. Texas (Women’s Division: Seattle U Redhawk Center)
  • 3:40 p.m.: BOCCE: Tina Phipps (TeamSOSC) vs. Mary Bailey (Singles: UW Dempsey Indoor Court 9)
  • 3:40-3:55 p.m.: SWIM: Christina Principe (TeamSOSC) in 100 IM final (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 3:45-5 p.m.: SWIM AWARDS (King County Aquatics Ctr.)
  • 4 p.m.: TENNIS: Michael Roth (TeamSOSC) vs. Ryan Smith (Singles: UW Tennis Stadium, Court 1)
  • 5:30-7:55 p.m.: TRACK AWARDS (at Husky Ballpark)

Watch the 2018 USA Games on the ABC family of networks all week. Today’s coverage includes live swimming on ESPN3 at 2 pm and then the daily highlight show will air on ESPN2 at 3 pm.

#WeAreSOSC

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