Special Olympics

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Mail Cover Letter and Resume to:
Bret Olson, Executive Director
Muscatine Community YMCA
1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

or e-mail to:
[email protected]

COVID-19 RESPONSE

We are taking every precautionary measure to ensure the health and safety of our athletes. Information changes on a daily basis so we will be updating any changes to our YMCA website and our Facebook page.

Special Olympics In Muscatine

Special Olympics provides activities for people with Intellectual Disabilities, so they may make connections with people in their community.  Special Olympics is an International program of year-round sports and athletic competitions for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  There are approximately 130 individuals involved in the Muscatine County Special Olympics program.  Special Olympics athletes are men, women, boys and girls.  They are like other athletes.  They train and compete.  They learn to win and to lose.  They strive to do their best.  They inspire us.

EVENT DATES

Event dates and times are subject to change due to weather or program conflicts.  Up to date information will be posted at MuscatineY.org

September 8: Unified Golf Tournament–9am, Muscatine Municipal Golf Course

September 24: Over The Edge Fundraiser-All Day, The Merrill Hotel & Conference Center

TBD: District Bowling Tournament 

TBD: Flag Football Skills 

TBD: Young Athletes Play Day (youth ages 3-7), Muscatine Community YMCA. 

TBD: State Bowling Tournament–Cedar Rapids

OVER THE EDGE

On Friday, September 24th, a number of brave people will rappel down The Merrill Hotel & Convention Center.

How do I participate?

  1. Register to become an Edger
  2. Set up your fundraising page
  3. Fundraise $1,000 to support Special Olympics & Big Brothers/Big Sisters!

Visit www.muscatineovertheedge.com

to register as an individual, put together a team, “Toss Your Boss”, or even support an edger!

2022 NATIONAL GAMES TEAM

We are pleased to announce the Muscatine qualifiers for Team Iowa going to the 2022 USA Games in Orlando. They will join 66 Athletes  and Unified Partners along with 18 Coaches across Iowa. 

Our Muscatine representatives are: Flag Football Team- Adie Strong, Angela Collins, Brad Small, Chris Ashbaugh, Danielle Mally, Eric St. Clair, Jay Small, Kevin Brockert, Matthew Trujillo, and Travis Moss

Swim – Adam Rininger 

Track & Field – Nathan Paulsen

Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities for every athlete, regardless of gender, age or ability.  No matter what the ability level, there is a benefit from Special Olympics.  No matter what the interest—there is a sport for you.  Prior to participation in the program, a Special Olympic athlete must complete an application and release of information form.  These forms can be received from Jason Miller, Special Olympics Program Director, at the Y.