Bobcat Special Olympics
Marshalltown Bobcat Special Olympics
Who is eligible to participate in Special Olympics?
Eligible participates have been identified by an agency or professional as having: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delay that require or have required specifically designed instruction. It does not cost anything to participate. For more information contact Jenni Hart (email@example.com or (641) 754-5715) at the Parks & Recreation office.
What impact does Special Olympics have on athletes?
Special Olympics participants develop improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence and a more positive self-image. They grow mentally, socially and spiritually and, through their activities, exhibit boundless courage and enthusiasm, enjoy the rewards of friendship and ultimately discover not only their abilities and talents but "their voices" as well.
Can individuals with profound intellectual disabilities participate in Special Olympics?
Yes, individuals with profound intellectual disabilities are able to participate in Special Olympics! With the aid of Special Olympics Motor Activities Training Program (MATP), developed by physical educators, physical therapists and recreation therapists, participants excel in events such as Challenge Days. MATP emphasizes training and participation rather than competition.
Bobcat Special Olympics Coordinator Information
Spanish versions of the above forms are available.
Please contact Jenni Hart at (641) 754-5715 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.