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Special Olympics Jefferson City

The Jefferson City Special Olympics Program is a year-round sports training program for any Jefferson City or Area resident, having intellectual disabilities or handicapping conditions because of cognitive delays. Participation in Special Olympics provides athletes the opportunity to develop physical fitness, gain self-confidence, build a more positive self-image and form friendships with other Special Olympians. 

Program Fees:  All athletes will need to pay for their state fees as charged by Special Olympics MO (see registration forms). 
All athetes are asked to participate in any fundraisers that Special Olympics Jefferson City offers to offset the cost of transportation to area, regional and state events, rent practice space and to purchase new uniforms and equipment as needed.

Age Divisons:
Youth (8-15 years old)
Adult (16 years of age and older)

Volunteer Coaches Needed - if you would like to volunteer to coach, please contact Joe Boss!

Indoor Programs   
Sport Practices  Divisions
Bowling  Lincoln University (Nov-March) Singles, Doubles or Team
Basketball  Lincoln University/Blair Oaks (Nov-March) Team Skills, Half-Court or Full Court
Area Bowling (Fulton) ~ Area Basketball (Columbia)  
Regionals:  February 17, 2018
State Indoor Games: March 16-18, 2018 - St. Joseph, MO


Summer Programs  
Sport Practices  Divisions
Volleyball Blair Oaks/Lewis & Clark/St. Peter (January-May) Regulation or Modified
Track and Field  Blair Oaks (March-May) Up to 3 events plus relay 
Swimming  (coming in 2019)  
Area Track & Field:  April 14, 2018 (Columbia)
Area Volleyball:  April 28, 2018 (Jefferson City)
State Summer Games - June 1-2, 2018 - MSU


Outdoor Programs  
Sport Practices  Leagues 
Softball Binder Softball Complex (May-September) tee-ball, coach-pitch, regulation
Bocce Washington Park (June-September) singles, doubles, or team
Golf Oak Hills (June-September)  individual skills, 9 hole, 18 hole
Flag Football North Jefferson Recreation Area (June-September) regulation
Area Softball: June 2018 (Higginsville) 
Area Bocce: September 2018 (Lake of the Ozarks) ~ Area Flag Football: September 2018 (Washington)
Regionals (Softball): August 2018 (Afton)
State Outdoor Games - September 28-30, 2018 (Jefferson City)

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in one, several, or all of our sporting events,  please 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 Joe Boss (573-634-6428) or Angie Toebben (573-634-6491) at the Parks and Recreation Department.

For current physical form, please click here.