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.
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:
Applications for Participation in Illinois Special Olympics are valid for 3 years based on the earliest signed date on the medical application form.