Special 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, Special Olympics 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:
- Have a current Medical and Consent Form (on file or bring the first day of the program).
- 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.
2018 Schedule; for more detailed information please contact Gayl Chun at 623-299-0898
Volleyball – Adults (out of high school)
Location: Centerra Mirage; 15151 W. Centerra Dr.
Uniform Fee: $20 due the first day
Dates: Tuesdays, February 13 through April 24
Times: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Softball – Offered through Goodyear Little League Challenger Division
Location: Various Goodyear Parks
Soccer – Youth 3 years to Adult
Location: Falcon Park Field 2; 15050 W Indian School Rd.
Uniform Fee: $25 due the first day
Dates: Wednesdays, August 1 through November 28
Times: 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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, athletic competition, and fundraising events for our athletes with intellectual disabilities.To become a volunteer or for more information, please check out the volunteer page at Special Olympics Arizona. Please note on your forms you are wanting to work specifically with Westside Roadrunners.