- PRESENTING SPONSOR:
National Music Publishers’ Association
- DATES AND VENUES:
- Tuesday, October 25
- 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
1100 Michigan Ave., NE
Washington, D.C. 20017
- Unified Bocce teams composed of adults with and without intellectual disabilities play in a league every Tuesday evening during September and October. This championship tournament is the culminating event of the season.
Basketball and Tennis
- Wednesday November 2, Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4
- 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Catholic University - Raymond DuFour Athletic Center
3606 John McCormack Road
Washington, D.C. 20064
- Basketball: Athletes compete in one of three different types of programs: (1) Full Court Team Competition; (2) Half Court Three-on-Three Competition; (3) Individual Skills Competition
- Tennis: Athletes compete in Tennis Individual Skills.
Each volunteer will receive a free lunch through the generosity of our Presenting Sponsor, the National Music Publishers’ Association.
ON-SITE VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN AND ORIENTATION PROCEDURES
Volunteers are asked to arrive promptly at the start time of their volunteer shift to check-in. At the volunteer registration table, you will receive your assignment for the day, a volunteer tee shirt, a lunch ticket, and a name tag.
A Special Olympics volunteer orientation will be held each day, followed by a job-specific training session. No prior Special Olympics or sports experience is necessary, as each Fall Sports Classic function will be reviewed and all questions answered.
Please dress appropriately and comfortably to work in an official capacity at a sports event. Special Olympics D.C. prides itself on conducting a professionally-run operation with well-trained volunteers. Every volunteer will receive a commemorative tee-shirt at the on-site registration table. It is recommended that everybody dress in accordance with the weather and in attire such as khaki or chino pants, a polo shirt and/or fleece top or windbreaker, and athletic shoes. Please do not wear any type of jeans. Additionally, dress in layers if the weather is cold.
WEATHER CANCELLATION COMMUNICATION
To find out if the Fall Sports Classic has been postponed on a particular day due to severe weather, please check the Special Olympics D.C. web site. Any cancellation announcement will appear on the home page, as well as the rain date. If no announcement is listed, then the competition will be held as scheduled so please arrive at the event.
DIRECTIONS TO CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY’S DuFOUR ATHLETIC CENTER
3606 John McCormack Road, NE, Washington, D.C. 20064
By Car: From downtown Washington, D.C., take North Capitol Street northbound to Michigan Avenue and make a RIGHT. Proceed approximately one mile and make a LEFT just near the top of the bridge onto John McCormack Road. Travel less than one half mile and Catholic University’s DuFour Athletic Center is on the LEFT side after you drive under a bridge. Park in the main lot and ignore the parking restriction signs, as Special Olympics D.C. has use of the lot for the Fall Sports Classic. Parking is free. Enter the building from the main front entrance, and the gym is on the left.
By Metro: Take the Red Line to the Brookland/CUA Metro stop. After going through the fare card machines, take the LEFT side exit from the station. Come up the escalator, proceed straight ahead, and walk along John McCormack Road. The DuFour Athletic Center is approximately a third of a mile walk on that road. It will be on your LEFT side after you walk under a bridge. Enter the building from the main front entrance, and the gym is on the left.
DIRECTIONS TO TURKEY THICKET RECREATION CENTER
1100 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C. Phone: 202-576-9238
By Metro: Take the Red Line to the Brookland/CUA stop. After going through the fare card machine, leave the station by using the exit on the RIGHT side. Come up the escalator and turn LEFT. Walk across the bus drop-off lot, taking the Metro entrance road on the LEFT side until you come to 10th Street, NE. Make a LEFT on 10th Street, and a RIGHT onto Michigan Avenue. Turkey Thicket Recreation Center will be on the LEFT side. The walk from the Brookland Metro stop to Turkey Thicket is short and safe, less than 3/10 of a mile.
By Car from Downtown D.C. -- Take North Capitol Street northbound to Michigan Avenue and make a RIGHT. Proceed on Michigan Avenue through the campus of Catholic University and cross the bridge over the Metro tracks. Continue on Michigan Avenue and the Turkey Thicket Recreation Center will be on the LEFT side. Park for free in the parking lot.