JC Parks Stars (formerly Special Olympics Jefferson City) is a year-round sports training program for any Jefferson City or Area resident, having intellectual disabilities or handicapping conditions because of cognitive delays.
Our athletes partcipate in the Special Olympics games. This 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). Transportation fee is $10 per trip per event.
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.
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 Angie Toebben!
|Bowling||Lincoln University (Nov-March)||Singles, Doubles or Team|
|Basketball||SOMO/Blair Oaks (Nov-March)||Team Skills, Half-Court or Full Court|
|Area Bowling (November 17 - Springfield) ~ Area Basketball (January 12, 2019 - Columbia)|
|Basketball Regionals: February 23, 2019 - Regionals|
|State Indoor Games: March 28-31, 2019 - St. Joseph|
|Volleyball||SOMO (January-May)||Regulation or Modified|
|Track and Field||TBA (March-May)||Up to 3 events plus relay|
|Area Track & Field: TBA|
|Area Volleyball: TBA|
|State Summer Games - May 30-June 2, 2019|
|Softball||Washington Park/Binder Softball Complex (June-September)||tee-ball, coach-pitch, regulation|
|Bocce||Special Olympics Training for Life Campus (July-September)||singles, doubles, or team|
|Golf||Oak Hills (July-September)||individual skills, 9 hole, 18 hole|
|Area Softball: July 26, 2019 (Columbia)|
|Area Golf: August 22, 2019 (Columbia)|
|Area Bocce: September 7, 2019 (Jefferson City)|
|Regionals (Softball): August 3, 2019 (Afton)|
|State Outdoor Games - September 27-29, 2019 (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 James Reinkemeyer (573-634-6482) at the Parks and Recreation Department.