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Volunteer Resources

Volunteer application (online form)* Background check compliance Volunteer code of conduct Volunteer reference form for minors Day of event volunteer registration *Need a printable PDF application? Contact [email protected]

By |2018-03-09T21:53:08-06:00January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteer Resources

Event Volunteers

Sign up for our volunteer eblast! Enter your email address to receive monthly updates and news about our latest volunteer opportunities. Volunteer Opportunities Register for a volunteer shift at one of our upcoming events! Bocce Wed July 25 – Monticello (Area 7) Mon July 30 - Hastings [...]

By |2018-07-10T16:32:35-05:00January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Event Volunteers

Young Professionals Board

Apply to be on the Young Professionals Board Young Professionals Board (YPB) members are entrepreneurial, ambitious individuals dedicated to advancing the efforts of Special Olympics Minnesota through volunteering, fundraising, networking, and community engagement opportunities. The YPB will generate new and creative fundraising events, with each fundraising event supported by a chairperson and a [...]

By |2018-06-13T16:52:49-05:00March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Young Professionals Board

ALPs University Course Descriptions

Register for ALPs University Main class Your main class is where you will spend a majority of your time throughout the weekend. You'll take a deeper dive into this subject by spending approximately 10 hours of class time working with your class deans and classmates. Each main class in maxed out at 15 [...]

By |2018-05-21T19:07:35-05:00January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on ALPs University Course Descriptions

Join us for 2018 Summer Games!

Privacy policy Sports, health, lodging, meals, entertainment, spectator info, Celebration Ceremonies Everything you need to know to volunteer at 2018 Summer Games Directions to University of St. Thomas as well as venue and parking maps Answers [...]

By |2018-06-19T22:08:19-05:00December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Join us for 2018 Summer Games!

Hit the lanes at our State Bowling Tournament!

Hit the lanes at our State Bowling Tournament! 2017 State Bowling Individual Results - alpha name sort (PDF) 2017 State Bowling Individual Results - delegation sort (PDF) 2017 State Bowling Team Average Results (PDF) Privacy policy Nov. 29-Dec. 2, 2018 [...]

By |2018-07-16T18:17:50-05:00May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on Hit the lanes at our State Bowling Tournament!

2018 Sports Season Changes – FAQ

2018 sports seasons calendar Why are swimming, basketball and athletics grouped together at the same State Competition, when so many athletes compete in more than one of those sports? And now they will only be able to choose one when it comes to State? These sports are 3 of the 4 biggest in [...]

By |2018-06-26T18:54:41-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on 2018 Sports Season Changes – FAQ

Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

June 18-22, 2018 The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics began in 1981 in Wichita, Kansas when Police Chief Richard LaMunyon saw an urgent need to raise funds for, and increase awareness of, Special Olympics. The idea for the Torch Run was to provide local law enforcement officers with an opportunity to [...]

By |2018-06-14T19:38:26-05:00March 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

Unified Sports – All Ages

Unified Sports combines people with and without intellectual disabilities competing together on the same team. If you would like to try Unified Sports and join one of our existing delegations that participate in Unified Sports please contact [email protected] and let us know what sport you are interested in and what city you live in. [...]

By |2018-02-20T20:54:33-06:00March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Unified Sports – All Ages

DSA Nomination

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Distinguished Service Awards!Winners will be selected in summer 2019. You can submit more than one nomination.Outstanding AthleteJudy Wahl Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs) AwardOutstanding Unified PartnerOutstanding CoachOutstanding VolunteerOutstanding Family

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Background Check Compliance

Beginning in 2017, Special Olympics Minnesota will begin taking a firmer stance in regards to volunteer participation at competitions prior to the completion of a background check. This decision was made in the ongoing interest of providing the safest environment we can for our athletes and volunteers. While we realize this is only one tool [...]

By |2017-02-28T03:34:21-06:00February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Background Check Compliance

Administrative Resources

Online registration   501(c)(3) determination letter Certificate of tax-exempt status First report of accident form First report of incident form Parents and spectators code of conduct Special Olympics consent form Young Athletes consent form Games fees credit application Participant screening policy Special Olympics insurance LETR scholarship application Want to use the SOMN logo? Contact [...]

By |2018-03-16T18:17:25-05:00February 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Administrative Resources

Northland 300

The Northland 300 is: A 300 mile, three day, charity snowmobile ride made up of volunteer participants who raise funds to support Special Olympics Minnesota Built on friendships that continue to grow each year and the camaraderie of the participants, spectators, and communities along the course Planned by an all-volunteer board of directors [...]

By |2017-09-15T16:53:40-05:00February 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Northland 300

Unified Partners

Unified Partners compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Training together and playing together becomes a quick path to friendship and understanding. How to Become a Unified Partner 1. Are you new to Special Olympics Minnesota? If you're interested in being a Unified Partner and have not been in contact with a delegation [...]

By |2018-07-11T18:44:37-05:00January 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Unified Partners

High School & College Graduates

Special Olympics extends far beyond the confines of a single program. From toddlers to adults, from the front lines to behind the scenes, from sport-minded to administratively savvy…regardless of your age, ability or skill set, we have a place for you to stay involved for life! More [...]

By |2018-06-04T21:24:07-05:00January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on High School & College Graduates

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact Special Olympics Minnesota? Special Olympics Minnesota 900 2nd Ave S, Ste 300 Minneapolis, MN 55402 Phone: 612.333.0999 Toll-free: 800.783.7732 Fax: 612.333.8782 Email: [email protected] Do you have a list of upcoming events? Check out our Calendar for all upcoming events. How do I get an athlete involved? Head to Become an Athlete to [...]

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All Forms

Online registration All forms are PDFs unless otherwise specified. Administrative 501(c)(3) determination letter Certificate of tax-exempt status First report of accident form First report of incident form Program Administration Guide (updated 3/2018) Parents and spectators code of conduct Special Olympics consent form Young Athletes consent form Games fees credit application Competition summary [...]

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Program Administration Guide Resources

Program Administration Guide (updated 3/2018) Athlete application, which includes: Official Special Olympics consent form Medical form Healthy Athletes consent form Concussion Awareness & Safety Recognition Policy Aplicación de atleta Healthy Athletes consent form Participant screening policy Young Athletes application Young Athletes consent form Volunteer application* Volunteer reference form for minors Law Enforcement Torch Run Fund [...]

By |2018-04-03T18:02:08-05:00January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Program Administration Guide Resources

Coach Resources

Online registration   Essential forms Volunteer application (online form)* Level 1 certification course and quiz Level 2 online coach certification/recertification Background check compliance Other resources Become a coach Continuing education courses Coach code of conduct Becoming a Coach handbook Certification ratio tables Concussion awareness & safety policy Concussion letter and fact sheet Special Olympics [...]

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Distinguished Service Awards

Honoring the champions who change lives through Special Olympics Minnesota Saturday, September 8, 2018 2018 Award Recipients Outstanding Athlete – Female: Amie Kerr Outstanding Athlete – Male: Abdurahman Mohamed Judy Wahl Outstanding Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): Jenny Moffatt Outstanding Volunteer: Valerie Watson Outstanding Family: The Butkowski/Reller Family Outstanding Coach: Jodi [...]

By |2018-07-17T21:04:40-05:00January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Distinguished Service Awards

Plane Pull FAQ

What is the Plane Pull? The Plane Pull (presented by Minnesota law enforcement as part of the year-round fundraising of Law Enforcement Torch Run events to benefit Special Olympics) is a unique opportunity for teams of up to eight people to support Special Olympics athletes by pulling a Delta jet 25 feet. Teams will compete [...]

By |2018-07-16T17:05:20-05:00January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Plane Pull FAQ

World Games

Every four years, Special Olympics conducts a World Summer Games that includes athletes from all international programs. The 2019 Special Olympics World Games will be held in Abu Dhabi, one of seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates. This event will showcase athletes competing in 24 sports in both traditional and Unified play. Learn [...]

By |2018-07-02T19:49:36-05:00January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on World Games

Regional Games

Regional Games are offered for basketball and softball. The games allow athletes an additional opportunity to compete in their sport and are open to all delegations across Minnesota, although priority will be given to areas invited. Regional games are not a qualifier for state. Sport Resources Delegations can sign up for [...]

By |2018-05-29T16:29:41-05:00January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Regional Games

We’re tackling State Unified Flag Football in October 2018!

We're tackling State Unified Flag Football in October 2018! Privacy policy October 26-28, 2018 We'll be back in 2018 with more information about upcoming State Unified Flag Football events! Download the SOMN App Get the most up-to-date information [...]

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Young Athletes: Community Programs

Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program that introduces children ages two to seven years old, with and without intellectual disabilities to the world of sports. We believe there is no better way to bring these young athletes into the Special Olympics family than through a program like Young Athletes—fostering inclusion in [...]

By |2018-06-05T16:11:43-05:00January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Young Athletes: Community Programs

SOfit Resources – Social Wellness

Active Listening Hygiene Personality Types Appropriate Internet and Social Media Perception Healthy Active Lifestyle Healthy Social Skills Internet Safety Mindfulness - Being Present Relationships in Our Lives Volunteering

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SOfit Resources

All forms are PDFs unless otherwise specified. Physical wellness Alternative Fitness Options  Importance of Sleep Importance of Varying Workouts Adding Resistance Training to Your Routine Relaxation Physical Wellness Simplified Nutritional wellness Alcohol – Effects and Moderation Caffeine Effects Dealing with Illness Emotional Eating How [...]

By |2018-01-23T21:55:25-06:00January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on SOfit Resources