Special Olympics

  • The mission of Special Olympics is to provide sports training and athletic competition opportunities to persons 8 years of age and older with a developmental disability. There are currently 140 countries worldwide participating in Special Olympics with nearly 1 million athletes world wide. San Marcos CISD students can participate in a variety of sports.


    District Head of Delegation

    Amy Loveless      Email: amy.loveless@smcisd.net

Special Olympics Sports & Events

  • Sports Offered

    • Bowling - September / October
    • Basketball - January / February
    • Track and Field - March / April

    Coaches

    • Secondary - Amy Loveless, Amanda Bland, Lauren Dawkins
    • Elementary - Taylor Brandes, Monica Martinez

    Requirements

    • SOTX Medical Release form completed by doctor every 3 years
    • Attend weekly practices

    Benefits of Participation

    • Physical exercise positively impacts health, mood and anxiety
    • Athletes participate in activities that enhance their self-esteem
    • Athletes have opportunities to make new friends and socialize in an environment that is accepting and encouraging

Olimpiadas Especiales de Deportes y Eventos

  • Deportes que ofrecemos:

    • Boliche – Septiembre / Octubre
    • Baloncesto – Enero / Febrero
    • Atletismo – Marzo / Abril

    Entrenadores:

    • Primaria – Taylor Brandes, Monica Martinez
    • Secundaria y Preparatoria – Amy Loveless, Amanda Bland, Lauren Dawkins

    Requisitos:

    • Formulario Médico de las Olimpiadas Especiales completado por un doctor cada 3 años
    • Asistir a las prácticas semanales

    Beneficios de los participantes:

    • Ejercicio físico impacta positivamente la salud, el humor y la ansiedad
    • Atletas participan en actividades que ayudan a mejorar la autoestima
    • Atletas tienen oportunidades para hacer nuevas amistades y socializar en un ambiente de aceptación y de aliento