Special Olympics

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special olympics logoSpecial Olympics athletes are the heart of our movement.  When you participate in Special Olympics you have the chance to run hard, jump hard, play hard and laugh hard.  You will have opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills and discover your independence.  Confidence, self-esteem and teamwork are just some of the benefits of involvement in sports. For many athletes, SpecialOlympics is a path to empowerment, competence, acceptance, joy and friendship.

Who is eligible to be a Special Olympics athlete?

To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must: 

  • Be at least 8 years old (Children ages 2 1/2 to 7 are eligible to participate in the Young Athletes Program).
  • Have a current Medical Release and Consent Form on file.
  • Identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability; a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures such as intelligence quotient or other generally accepted measures; or a closely related development disability, i.e., functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills.

For program information, please contact Gayl Chun from Westside Roadrunners at 623-229-0898


Fall Season:

Soccer for Ages 3-6 and Ages 7 and older

Softball for Ages 18 or older

 

 

Days

Times

Soccer

Wednesdays   8/27 - 11/19

6:30 to 8:30 PM

Softball

TBD

 

Location:

Falcon Park, 15050 W. Indian School Rd.,north Multi-purpose Field

Fee:

Program is free, a $25 Uniform fee (Cash or check, payable to Special Olympics of Arizona) will be due at first practice

Register:

Register Online through Special Olympics Arizona

NOTE: medical release and consent form must be submitted prior to registration.

Volunteer:

Special Olympics Arizona depends on - and succeeds because of - the time, energy, dedication and commitment of volunteers throughout the state. Special Olympics Volunteers help to provide year-round sports training, athleticcompetition, and fundraising events for our athletes with intellectual disabilities.

To become a volunteer or for more information, pleasecheck out the volunteer page at Special Olympics Arizona. Please note on your forms you are wanting to workspecifically with Westside Roadrunners