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Friends of Waxahachie Special Olympics

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE
A person must be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Closely related development disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self-direction, or self-care.
 
REQUIREMENTS
8 years & Up

Medical Release signed by a doctor on a medical form at, www.sotx.org, or ask athlete’s teacher for a copy.

  • Adult chaperones are required for all weekend meets and (weekday meets, if the athlete is not independent to stay by themselves or get themselves to their destination while the event is going on and no school personnel to assist).
  • Athletes must attend all practices, unless sick or there is an emergency. Please text or call in.
  • Athletes “cannot” participate in any practices or events until a current medical is on file. It must be updated every three years or if a new medical condition arises.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS MISSION
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATION
There are many benefits to participating as an athlete with Special Olympics Texas:
  • Physical exercise positively impacts health, mood and anxiety.
  • Emphasis on sports training helps athletes maintain a healthy weight.
  • Athletes participate in activities that enhance their self-esteem and help them see that they can achieve goals that they set for themselves.
  • Athletes have many opportunities to make new friends and socialize in an environment that is accepting and encouraging.
  • Travel opportunities allow athletes to gain life experiences and skills that will positively impact all areas of their lives.

VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are the lifeline of the Special Olympics program. These volunteers serve as coaches, officials, committee members, competition assistants, speech coaches and much more. There are more than 4,051 volunteer coaches involved in the program.

This program is possible solely through volunteer help. Parents and Supporters are highly encouraged to volunteer to keep this program growing.
 
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Coming Soon!
 
TRACK & FIELD DATES
Friday, March 29, 2019 - Red Oak - 9:00am-2:00pm
Friday, April 5, 2019 - Mabank - 9:00am-1:00pm
Friday & Saturday, April 12-13, 2019 - Love Joy - Area Meet
Thursday, April 18, 2019 - PepRally WHS - 3:00-3:55pm
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - Waxahachie - 9:00am-2:00pm
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - Lancaster - 9:00am-2:00pm

CONTACT
June Flowers – HOD/COACH
Office (972) 923-4600 x21195
Cell (214) 642-8215
 
 
Friends of Waxahachie Special Olympics is a non-profit independent organization. 
WISD partners with Friends of Waxahachie to facilitate athlete participation.