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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 jasmine.jones@somn.org

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Event Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities State Unified Flag Football HealthEast Sports Center – Woodbury Sat Oct 28 & Sun Oct 29 Volunteer for a State Flag Football shift Healthy Athletes – Special Smiles HealthEast Sports Center – Woodbury Sat Oct 28 Volunteer for a Healthy Athletes shift Coming soon Upcoming volunteer opportunities State Bowling Tournament [...]

By | 2017-09-25T19:29:46-05:00 January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Event Volunteers

Hit the lanes at our State Bowling Tournament!

Hit the lanes at our State Bowling Tournament! Privacy policy November 9-12, 2017 Delegation bowling locations Bowling handbook & resources Volunteer at an event Bowling Centers In October, we will notify delegations which date they [...]

By | 2017-09-25T21:33:32-05:00 May 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 [...]

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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 unified@somn.org and let us know what sport you are interested in and what city you live in. [...]

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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 | 2017-02-28T03:34:21-06:00 February 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? [...]

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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 [...]

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Unified Partners

Unified Partners compete alongside Special Olympics athletes. Training together and playing together is 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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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: info@somn.org Do you have a list of upcoming events? Calendar How do I get an athlete involved? Become an Athlete Where can I find the necessary forms for [...]

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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 Parents and spectators code of conduct Special Olympics consent form Young Athletes consent form Games fees credit application Competition summary Participant screening [...]

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Program Administration Guide Resources

Program Administration GuideAthlete application, which includes:Official Special Olympics consent formMedical formHealthy Athletes consent formConcussion Awareness & Safety Recognition PolicyAplicación de atleta Participant screening policy Young Athletes application Young Athletes consent form Volunteer application* Volunteer reference form for minors Law Enforcement Torch Run Fund application and report Games fees credit application First report of accident First [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2017-04-07T20:48:06-05:00 January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Coach Resources

Summer Sports Camp Counselors

June 7-10, 2016 Camp Courage, Maple Lake, MN map & directions Hello Summer Sports Counselors! This year we've partnered with True Friends to offer a bigger, better, more diverse camp! We're thrilled to announce that camp will be held Tuesday, June 7 through Friday, June 10 at Camp Courage Maple Lake, MN. We're so excited to have [...]

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Distinguished Service Awards

Honoring the champions who change lives through Special Olympics Minnesota Save the date Saturday, September 8, 2018 2017 Award Recipients Outstanding Athlete – Female: Melissa Barvels Outstanding Athlete – Male: Brandon Heaton Judy Wahl Outstanding Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): Anna Knapper Outstanding Volunteer: Jesse Thorstad Outstanding Family: The Gaertner Family [...]

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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 to [...]

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World Games

March 14-25, 2017 | Austria Every four years Special Olympics Incorporated conducts a World Winter Games that includes athletes from all international programs. Austria is proud to have been selected as host of the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games. This event will showcase athletes competing in nine sports during the week of [...]

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USA Games

July 1-6, 2018 | Seattle, WA Approximately 3,500 Special Olympics athletes from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will take part in the 2018 USA Games, a premier national Summer Games event showcasing the power and joy of sports at the highest levels. Competitions will be offered in both traditional [...]

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Regional Games

Regional Games are offered for basketball, softball and bowling. 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. Volunteer opportunities are for Regional Basketball only. [...]

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We’re tackling State Unified Flag Football this October!

We're tackling State Unified Flag Football this October! Privacy policy October 28-29, 2017 Events offered Individual skills Unified skills Unified team Flag football information Flag football handbook & resources Saturday Lunch — [...]

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Fall Games

Aug. 18-20, 2017 Equestrian Aug. 18 Northwest Saddle Club 26950 Lyons St NE North Branch, MN 55056 map and directions Softball Aug. 18-20 HealthEast Sports Center 4125 Radio Dr Woodbury, MN 55129 map and directions Bocce Aug. 19-20 HealthEast Sports Center 4125 Radio Dr Woodbury, MN 55129 map and directions Golf Aug. [...]

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Spring Games

Spring Games: March 24-26, 2017 2017 Spring Games Information (pdf) Spring Games FAQ (PDF) Celebration Ceremonies flyer (PDF) 2017 Spring Games Photos 2017 Spring Games basketball results (full court, half court, Unified) 2017 Spring Games basketball skills results (pdf) 2017 Spring Games basketball skills results (xls) 2017 Basketball Handbook Special Olympics Incorporated Basketball [...]

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State Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Meet

Qualifier: February 11, 2018 State: March 4, 2018 2017 Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Information and General Schedule - updated 11/30/2016 All competitions held at: Afton Alps 6600 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033 map & directions Sport Resources Handbook & Rules 2017 Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding Handbook Special [...]

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State Poly Hockey

February 17-18, 2018 2017 State Poly Hockey Information and General Schedule All competitions held at: Breck School 123 Ottawa Ave N Golden Valley, MN 55422 map & directions Sport Resources Handbook 2017 Poly Hockey Handbook Other Resources Poly Hockey Team Assessment Form Poly Hockey Team Information Page [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Unified Sports School Invitationals

The National Federation of State High School Associations supports Unified Sports, as do many state high school leagues, Disney, ESPN and many other world-wide youth friendly organizations. Unified Sports is growing in many schools across the country, and Special Olympics Minnesota hopes your school is next to join this inclusive movement!Unified Sports School [...]

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