Sioux Falls Fireworks

Special Olympics


State Fall Classic
Sep 15-17
Cadwell Sports Complex, Mitchell

Bocce Ball: UPDATED

Athletes not riding the bus:
  • Need to arrive a half hour prior to your shift

Bus Athletes:
  • Shift 1 bus will load at Lowe's at 7:15 a.m. and leave no later than 7:30
  • Shift 1 bus will return to Sioux Falls at approx. 2 p.m.
  • Shift 2 bus will load at Lowe's at 11 a.m. and depart no later than 11:15 a.m.
  • Shift 2 bus will return to Sioux Falls at approx. 6 p.m.
  • Both shifts will each lunch in Mitchell at the tournament
  • There will NOT be any meals provided on the bus.


  • 6:30 a.m. - Bus will load at the NW corner of the Lowe's parking lot (W 26th St & I-29)
  • 6:45 a.m. - Bus will depart Sioux Falls
  • 8:00 a.m. - Athletes need to meet their coach at the field opening ceremony is held (See map)
  • 8:15 a.m. - Athletes line-up for Opening Ceremony
  • 8:30 a.m. - Opening Ceremony


  • 9:00 a.m. - Tournament Games Continue
  • 10:00 a.m. - Softball Skills Competition on Field E
  • 3:30 p.m.- Estimated time Fireworks buses will depart Mitchell
  • 4:30 p.m. - Estimated time Fireworks buses will arrive back in Sioux Falls at Lowe's

Reminder: All athletes are required to wear their uniform to participate! 

Saturday Supper & Dance:
  • All athletes are required to have a chaperone at supper and the dance
  • Only registered athletes and volunteers may attend the supper. If you/your athlete is not staying with the Fireworks, please contact your coach or Heather to arrange for a chaperone.
  • All athletes are required to be picked up by 8:15 p.m. from the dance
  • Supper is at 6:00 p.m. (Taco Bar)
  • Supper and the Dance are the Overtime Events Center (See Map)
Questions can be directed to Heather at or 336-0240 (no texting).

Bowling 2017

Sign up is closed for Bowling 2017. Registrations will no longer accepted. Below are the information handouts in case you missed it at sign up.

Practice/Tournament Information:

Traditional Bowling

Unified Bowling  

Questions can be directed to Heather at or 336-0240 (No texting).

State Summer Games 2018
State Summer Games were scheduled to be held in Brookings next year. However, due to facility conflicts State Summer Games have been moved to Spearfish.

The annual Fireworks newsletter is now available. Click on the link below to view the 2017 newsletter.

2018 USA Games will be held in Seattle WA July 1-6, 2018. Team South Dakota will consist of 44 athletes, 7 unified partners and 13 coaches. Team South Dakota will have athletes participating in the following sports:

  • Swimming (2 Female Athletes)
  • Track and Field (2 Female and 2 Male Athletes)
  • Unified Bocce Ball (1 Female Athlete/Female Unified Partner & 1 Male Athlete/Male Unified Partner)
  • Bocce Ball (2 Female & 2 Male Athletes)
  • Basketball (10 Male or Female Athletes)
  • Unified High School Basketball (Team pre-selected)
  • Softball Team (15 Male or Female Athletes)

Congratulations to Chad Hellenga for being selected Head Basketball coach and to Brandon Sandoval for being selected for the Head Track and Field Coach.

The athlete selection process will be completed in September.

Upcoming Events

  • State Fall Classic: Sep 15-17, Mitchell
  • First Traditional Bowling Practice: Saturday, Sep 23
  • First Unified Bowling Practice: Sunday, Oct 1

Committee Meetings:

The Fireworks committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm.  If you would like to attend please contact Chad at

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