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.
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.
Event dates and times are subject to change due to weather or program conflicts. To get up to date information, please contact the YMCA at 263-9996.
September 6: Cop on Top Fundraiser, 7-11am, Dunkin Donuts
September 11: Unified Golf Tournament, 9am, Muscatine Municipal Golf Course
September 21: State Flag Football Tournament-Cedar Rapids
September 21: Over The Edge Fundraiser – All Day, Stanley Consultants’ Laurel Building
September 27: District Bowling Tournament -Big River Bowling Alley, Davenport
November 7: Young Athletes Play Day (youth ages 3-7) – Muscatine Community YMCA
November 23: State Bowling Tournament – Westdale Bowling Center, Cedar Rapid
OVER THE EDGE
On Saturday, September 21st, a number of brave people will rappel down the Stanley Consultants’ Laurel Building.
How do I participate?
1. Register to become an Edger
2. Set up your fundraising page
3. Fundraise $1,000 to support Special Olympics, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the GMCCI!
Visit www.overtheedgemuscatine.com to register as an individual, put together a team, “Toss Your Boss”, or even donate to an edger!
Football season is here! This year, Special Olympics will field two teams and compete against teams from across the state.
Along with Team Flag Football, more than 10 athletes will compete in Flag Football Skills. Skills consist of Throwing, Catching, and Running stations. Athletes are grouped by age, accumulate points based on how well they do at each station, and awards are handed out at the end.