BOTTINEAU, N.D. – The 2020 Special Olympics North Dakota State Winter Games, scheduled for Jan. 17-18 at the Bottineau Winter Park, have been postponed, in light of this weekend’s weather conditions.
New dates for the games have not been set yet, though Special Olympics North Dakota says they are working to find dates to hold the annual games sometime before April 1, and are exploring several options.
Special Olympics North Dakota provided the following statement on their Facebook page:
“It is with a heavy heart we share that the Special Olympics North Dakota State Winter Games scheduled for January 17 & 18 in Bottineau will not take place as planned.
We are currently exploring all available options to provide this high class state competition at a later date. Our athletes want this and have more than earned this opportunity.
Our program and events are challenged often because of the weather in North Dakota but we (SOND) have proven that we can rise above even the toughest of challenges when we put our athletes first and as a priority.
This event is postponed until sometime before April 1, with several options that will be explored. Dates and details will be made available at that time.”