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The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Chester County Special Olympics currently offers training in 16 Olympic sports, serving over 400 local athletes at various training sites throughout the county.

Special Olympics would not exist today – and could not have been created – without the time, energy, commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers.Volunteers are the backbone of Chester County Special Olympics. They serve as coaches, trainers,fundraisers,donors and event supporters. Special Olympic athletes and volunteers share a rich relationship while striving for their dreams..

SPORTS

Please check the Sport Calendar for the latest updates (12/5/14).

SPECIAL OLYMPICS PENNSYLVANIA BASKETBALL COACHING CLINIC

WHERE: WCU STUDENT REC CENTER CONFERENCE
ROOM: S. NEW STREET & NORTH CAMPUS DRIVE
WHEN: THURSDAY JANUARY 29, 2015 5pm-10pm
WHO: NEW SPECIAL OLYMPICS COACHES OR COACHES WHO HAVE SPECIAL OLYMPICS CERTIFICATIONS IN OTHER SPORTS

Registration: Name, Email, Address, Phone, and explanation of your background in Special Olympics to Mnmlepore@gmail.com by January 29th at 5PM.

Schedule:
4:30-5 WCU Student Orientation to WCU Rammies Basketball Team (only for WCU student volunteering in the Rammies Team Program)
5-5:15 General overview of the Coaching Program
5:15-6 Coaching Special Olympics Athletes: Requirements
6-7 Basketball skills and other lead up activities
7-7:15 Break
7:15-8:30 Basketball programming in Special Olympics
8:30-10pm Only for those who are not certified in other sports: Intro to Intellectual Disability and Autism; Coaching Special Olympians

Parking: Either Sharpless Garage (Sharpless and Church St) or New Street (and Nields) Parking Garage: see maps on the campus map.
It is a “fee” based garage. Student Rec Center is across from the New Street Garage (the big new building). Check in at front desk and tell them you are there for the Special Olympics Basketball Training (must have state ID to get in).

NOTE:
Rammies volunteers and potential coaches need to bring proof of completion for:
** Online registration
** Protective Behaviors Training
** General Orientation Training
** Volunteer Application
** Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check

Rammies volunteers also need:
Pennsylvania Child Abuse Clearance
FBI Fingerprint Results