Special Olympics Hawai’i is so excited to get our athletes back in the action with our first ever Comeback Games on December 4, 2021! Our athletes will compete in bocce and swimming, which will be held at our new SOHI Sports and Wellness Center and the Kroc Center located next door.


When:December 4, 2021
Where:SOHI Sports and Wellness Center
91-610 Maunakapu St., Ewa Beach, HI 96706

Due to COVID-19 and limited space, Special Olympics Hawaii is limiting the number of spectators allowed at Comeback Games. See information below for how many spectators will be allowed at each sport.

Bocce:Two spectators per athlete
Swimming:One spectator per athlete


*Schedules are subject to change.


COVID Protocols for Return to Play

In order to return to play for this in-person event, all delegations must follow the Special Olympics COVID-19 guidelines and utilize the documents provided by SOHI.

New rules are to be added as they are finalized.

COVID-19 Pre-Registration Form and Waiver

Coaches Information

Delegation Requirements

Each delegation must have a certified head coach in the sports offered. If you do not have a coach that is currently certified, please follow the steps below to get certified.

All coaches must be up to date with their regular volunteer trainings.

How to Get Certified

In order to be certified for this event, coaches must complete the online training provided by SOHI. For bocce, this includes:

  1. Reviewing the Bocce Rules and Guidelines document (see above)
  2. Reviewing the Return to Play Guidelines document (see above)
  3. Watching the bocce training videos on Youtube (yes, all 25 clips)
  4. Taking the bocce quiz (you must score 80%, 16/20 correct, in order to pass the quiz)
  5. Coaches must be up to date with volunteer certifications.

After completing these steps, coaches will be certified in bocce for three years. All current sports trainings will be extended for three years.

Be sure to screen and track your athletes, utilize the Safety Practice Bubble Diagram during your practices, and have fun!!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Area Director or Nip Ho – program@sohawaii.org.