We are taking every precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our athletes. Information changes on a daily basis so we will be updating any changes to our YMCA website and our Facebook page.
Special Olympics In Muscatine
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.
Event dates and times are subject to change due to weather or program conflicts. Up to date information will be posted at MuscatineY.org
June 27: Hy-Vee Car Show, Times TBA, Muscatine
July 14: Softball Skills Tourney-5pm, Kent Stein, Muscatine
July 21: Team Softball Scrimmage-6:15pm, Kent Stein, Muscatine
July 29-31: Knights of Columbus CPID (Tootsie Roll Drive), Hy-Vee & Walmart
September 8: Unified Golf Tournament–9am, Muscatine Municipal Golf Course
September 10: Cop on Top Fundraiser, 6-10am, Dunkin’ Donuts, Muscatine
September 24: Over The Edge Fundraiser, Location & Times TBA
A lot has changed over the course of a year as we looked for new and innovative ways to workout, play and even fundraise. We are encouraged by the way our athletes and community have responded.
One example was the virtual workouts our athletes did from home. Athletes created goals, completed challenges and took part in cooking classes on healthy eating habits and meal preparation.
Another game changer was our community. They responded during hard times and helped raise funds for new fundraisers like our Hy-Vee Car Show, Changing Lives Coin-Drive and our revamped YMCA Casino Night & Raffle.
The Muscatine County Sheriff’s Office has raised more than $20,000 over the last two years. In May, we were able to kick off our first event in over a year with the Torch Run Bike Ride, utilizing the trail system in Muscatine. This is the first of many more events coming up to support our athletes getting back to competition.
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.