More than 500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners — peers without a disability — are set to compete at the annual Special Olympics Delaware Fall Sports Festival beginning at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 at St. Andrew’s School, 350 Noxontown Road, Middletown.

Competition will begin with round-robin tournaments in bocce, flag football, soccer and volleyball. A 5K and 1-mile run along with a young athletes, ages 2-7, demonstration will also be held. More than 100 coaches have volunteered to train the athletes during the past two months.

Chase is the presenting sponsor of the festival for the 20th consecutive year. The company provides the financial resources for the event and puts together an organizing committee made up of its employees. In addition, more than 400 Chase employees, along with their families and friends, fill various volunteer roles.

The opening ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 28 inside Sipprelle Field House. Admission to the ceremony and all sports events is free and open to the public.

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