Special Olympics

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Special Olympics provides activities for people with Intellectual Disabilities, so they may make connections with people in their community.  Special Olympics is an International program of year-round sports and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  There are approximately 130 individuals involved in the Muscatine County Special Olympics program.  Special Olympics athletes are men, women, boys and girls.  They are like other athletes.  They train and compete.  They learn to win and to lose.  They strive to do their best.  They inspire us.
Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities for every athlete, regardless of gender, age or ability.  No matter what the ability level, there is a benefit from Special Olympics.  No matter what the interest—there is a sport for you.  Prior to participation in the program, a Special Olympic athlete must complete an application and release of information form.  These forms can be received from Jason Miller, Special Olympics Program Director, at the Y.

For more information on the Special Olympics Program or to assist as a volunteer,
contact Jason Miller at 263-9996 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
 
MEASURING SUCCESS

Flag Football came to Muscatine in 2012.  We had one team with 8 participants and two coaches that year. This season we are looking forward to having three teams with over 25 athletes and five coaches.

To begin the season we do a skills assessment to measure athletes speed, agility and reaction time using a series of drills.  We’ll work on those drills throughout the season and do another measurement at the end to see their progress.  Results are great as we are seeing ability levels go up and weight loss goes down! 


OPTIONS GALORE

The sport of Bowling is great for any person at any ability level.  It is by far one of the most popular sports Muscatine has to offer.  With over 70 participants, athletes can compete individually, on teams of 2 or 4, or play unified.  Unified teams match athletes who have intellectual disabilities with those who do not have intellectual disabilities.  
 

Fall Programming 

Event dates and times are subject to change due to weather or program conflicts.  Up to date information can be provided by calling the YMCA at 263-9996.

September 8: Cop on Top Fundraiser–7-11am, Dunkin’ Donuts

September 13: Unified Golf Tournament–9am, Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

October 6: District Bowling Tournament-Big River Bowling Alley, Davenport

October 14: State Flag Football Tournament-Cedar Rapids

November 9: Young Athletes Play Day (youth ages 3-7)-Muscatine Community YMCA

November 18: State Bowling Tournament– Westdale Bowl, Cedar Rapids

 


 

 

 

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Muscatine, Iowa 52761
563.263.9996
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