Sioux Falls Fireworks

Special Olympics


State Fall Classic

Sep 21-23

Cadwell Park, Mitchell

Bocce Ball- Sep 21

  • Opening Ceremony is at 8:45
    • Note: It is not mandatory that athletes attend.

  • Two Shifts: 1st Shift- 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2nd Shift- 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Lunch is available to all registered participants and volunteers

  • All athletes and unified partners must wear their Fireworks jersey to participate

  • A Med Volunteer is not provided for Bocce Ball since this is not an overnight tournament.

  • We will be taking one bus for Bocce Ball. Athletes riding the bus will be at Bocce Ball for both shifts.

  • The bus will begin loading in the NW corner of the Lowe’s parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and will depart at 7:30 a.m.

  • The bus will arrive back at Lowe’s in Sioux Falls at approximately 6:30 p.m. Our Facebook page will be updated with the time we depart Mitchell.

  • Breakfast and Supper will NOT be provided.

Bocce Ball Doubles ID and Shift Schedules

Bocce Ball Schedule

Bocce Ball Court Map

Softball- Sep 22 & 23

  • Athlete need to arrive by 8 a.m. to meet their team and get their tournament badge. Athletes need to meet their coach at the field for Opening Ceremony- See map

  • Line-up for the Opening Ceremony Begins at 8:15 a.m.

  • Tournament games begin at 9:45 a.m. (Fields H-K, see game schedule)
  • Note: Softball Skills is on Sunday only field E

  • The supper and dance are at the Overtime Event Center (812 N Rowley). Supper service begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • Note: Only registered athletes and volunteers may attend the supper. Parents/guardians that are not signed up to volunteer are welcome to attend the dance. All athletes attending the supper and/or dance must have a chaperone. To find a chaperone, please see your coach, Andrew First or Heather Leischner. We will help you find a chaperone so everyone that wants to attend can. ALL athletes must be picked up from the dance by 8:15 p.m.

  • The Fireworks bus will begin loading in the NW corner of the Lowe’s parking lot at 6:30 a.m. and the bus will depart at 6:45 a.m.

  • All athletes riding the bus must be in their uniform when they arrive (except for those participating in Skills)

  • Breakfast will be provided on the bus

Softball Game Schedule

Softball Field and Mitchell Map

Best of luck to all our athletes attending State!!! 

If you have questions, please see your coach or call Heather at 336-0240 or email at


  • Bowling sign up is now closed. Registrations will no longer be accepted.
  • Be sure to review all practice information as you will NOT receive a reminder phone call
  • Questions can be directed to Heather at 336-0240 or


Did you know we have a new Facebook page? Search Special Olympics Sioux Falls Fireworks to check it out. This page is being updated often so be sure to follow us! This is a great resource to check for tournament details, practice cancellations, etc.

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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. The following athletes from the Sioux Falls Fireworks have been selected to participate:

Athletics (Track): Chana Sandoval & Adrianna Bamsey
Bocce Ball: Denelle Wilson
Basketball: Taylor Allen, Sarah Faue, Jon Underberg & Bruce Weeldryer
Softball: Noah Pierce, Tim Schellhouse & Chris Smith

The following athletes have been selected as alternates:
Colin Brude in Bocce Ball
Josh Benda in Basketball

Congratulations athletes!! We are so proud of you!!

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

  • State Fall Classic: Cadwell Park, Mitchell
    • Bocce Ball: Friday, Sep 21
    • Softball: Saturday-Sunday, Sep 22-23 
  • First Traditional Bowling Practice: Saturday, Sep 29 at Eastway Bowl
    • Noon start for non-ramp bowlers
    • 2:30 p.m. start for ramp bowlers
  • First Unified Bowling Practice: Sunday, Oct 7 at Eastway Bowl 3 p.m.

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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