The Jefferson City Special Olympics Program is a year round sports training program for any Jefferson City resident sixteen years of age and older, having intellectual disabilities or handicapping conditions because of cognitive delays. Participation in Special Olympics provides people with mental retardation the opportunity to develop physical fitness, to gain self-confidence, build a more positive self-image and to form friendships with other Special Olympians.
Athletics begins in March and runs through May. Interested athletes can participate in running, walking, throwing, and jumping events as well as Bocce.
Softball and golf takes place May through August. Leagues range from tee-ball to highly competitive and accommodate all levels of play.
Bowling runs from September through November. Athletes can bowl on a team or individually. A special league is offered that utilizes a bowling ramp which makes the sport accessible to everyone.
Basketball is held from November through March. A number of teams are available which can accommodate the most competitive to those with significant challenges. A half-court league is offered for those that are not at the best levels of physical conditioning.
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in one, several, or all of our sporting events, you simply need to contact the Department of Parks and Recreation. Signing up consists of completing a form designating the sports in which you would like to participate, a medical information form and release form. For more information on how you can get someone involved, please contact Mike Bollinger at the Parks and Recreation Department, (573) 634-6482.
For current physical form, please click here.