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500 Days to Go Special Edition Merchandise Available Now!

As a celebration of 500 days to go before the 2021 National Summer Games we’re releasing special edition sports t-shirts and hoodies so you can get excited and continue training for the big event in style!

Each item features the National Summer Games logo, created by our own Special Olympics Athletes! Find out more about our logo and the athletes who created it!

All items are currently only available during July! So get in quick and check out our shop now!

National Summer Games

Hamilton 2021

Get excited, because next year Special Olympics New Zealand is bringing athletes, coaches and volunteers from across the country to the Waikato for the next National Summer Games!

Following a 4-year cycle similar to the Olympics and Paralympics the National Summer Games is Special Olympics New Zealand’s largest national event and one of New Zealand’s largest multi-sport events.

This multi-day event will bring over 1,300 athletes, 450 coaches and up to 600 volunteers coming from all across New Zealand to compete in 4 days of competition in 11 sports across 9 venues to Hamilton, Waikato, in December 2021.


Check out the range of sports being held at the National Summer Games and the amazing Hamilton venues they are hosted at below.


Waikato Equestrian Centre
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Indoor Bowls

Claudelands Event Centre
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UniRec – Waikato University
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Table Tennis

Waikato Table Tennis
Find more information on the venue and sport

Volunteer for the National Summer Games!

Be a part of an amazing event, meet fantastic people, and help us provide the biggest national event for Special Olympics Athletes.

We are looking for 600 volunteers to help run the 2021 National Summer Games in roles including general event volunteers, sports officials, health professionals, photographers, IT experts and much more.

If you are interested in being of this amazing event, then register your interest below. We will add you to our contacts lists to keep you updated on volunteer opportunities for the Games.

What are you excited about?

From meeting other athletes, exploring Hamilton and having fun playing sports there’s plenty to be be excited about for next year’s National Summer Games!

What are you excited for? Let us and other athletes know in the form below!

Stay Tuned!

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