WSSRA : Enriching lives through recreation

SPECIAL OLYMPICS

WSSRA Bobcats

Illinois Special Olympics provides year round sports training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for individuals who are 8 years and older and who have mental impairments or closely related developmental disabilities. The program gives athletes opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of skills and friendship with their families and other athletes.

WSSRA supports the mission of Special Olympics through the participation in the following sports: Aquatics, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Gymnastics, Softball, Track & Field, and Volleyball.

Criteria for Participation

All Special Olympic athletes must have a current, completed Application for Participation in Illinois Special Olympics on file with the Special Olympic coordinator at WSSRA. This form contains 4 sections:

  1. Athlete information
  2. Parent and/or Guardian Authorization & Medical Authorization
  3. Health Insurance and Emergency Information
  4. Medical Clearance (this MUST be completed by a physician)

Applications for Participation in Illinois Special Olympics are valid for 2 years based on the earliest signed date on the medical application form.

WSSRA SPECIAL OLYMPIC TEAMS

BOBCATS VOLLEYBALL
(Ages: 15 & older) MI, AUT, DD
BASKETBALL
(Ages: 15 & older) MI, AUT, DD
SATURDAY BOWLING LEAGUE
(Ages: 13 years & older) MI, AUT, DD, SP, MH
BOBCAT SWIM TEAM
(8 and older)
BOBCATS SOFTBALL
(Ages: 15 & older) MI, AUT, DD
S.O. TRACK & FIELD CLINIC
(Ages: 15 years & older) MI, AUT, DD, MH
West Suburban Special Recreation Association
2915 Maple Street
Franklin Park, IL 60131
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
P 847.455.2100 | F 847.455.2157