Coordinating the Olathe Special Olympics program is the responsibility of the City of Olathe, the Olathe Booster Club, and the Olathe District Schools.
Program: The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year round training and athletic competition in a variety of well-coached Olympic type sports for individuals with cognitive delays.
Purpose: By providing our athletes with the continuing opportunity to develop physical and mental fitness, we find it helps to prepare them for entry into school and community programs. The joy they experience while participating, making friends, and sharing experiences is unsurpassed in other areas of their lives.
Eligibility: Individuals with intellectual challenges 8 years of age or older are eligible to participate in area and state competition. Please contact 913-971-8563 if you are interested.
The activities in this section are designed specifically for persons with special needs. Participants are accommodated through additional and specially trained staff, adapted equipment, and/or modifications to rules and objectives. Please note the scholarship information on pages 47-48.
The Parks & Recreation Dept. provides limited transportation to Special Olympics activities for persons with special needs residing in the city.
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