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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

Event Volunteer Opportunities Athletics (track & field) Tuesday, May 2 Bemidji Sunday, May 7 Roseville Wednesday, May 10 Warroad Saturday, May 13 Minneapolis Monticello Saturday, May 20 Cloquet Sunday, May 21 White Bear Lake Summer Games Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24 Apple Valley – Eastview High School Athletics (Track [...]

By | 2017-04-27T15:52:03-05:00 January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Event Volunteers

Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg

June 19-23, 2017 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 [...]

By | 2017-04-13T19:43:38-05:00 March 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 unified@somn.org and let us know what sport you are interested in and what city you live in. [...]

By | 2017-04-24T17:05:46-05:00 March 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Unified Sports – All Ages

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

Northland 300 brochure 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 [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2017-04-06T15:05:11-05:00 January 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 [...]

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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 [...]

By | 2017-01-18T16:43:44-06:00 January 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Summer Sports Camp Counselors

Distinguished Service Awards

Honoring the champions who change lives through Special Olympics Minnesota 2016 Award Recipients Outstanding Athlete – Female: Kelsey Cady Outstanding Athlete – Male: Alex Hanson Judy Wahl Outstanding Male Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): David Persons Judy Wahl Outstanding Female Athlete Leadership Program (ALPs): Allie Henley Outstanding Volunteer: Michelle Swenson Outstanding Family: The Junker-Koehnen [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:02:52-06:00 January 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 to [...]

By | 2017-02-22T20:19:22-06:00 January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Plane Pull FAQ

Plane Pull

The Plane Pull raises funds and awareness for more than 8,100 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes. Don't miss the fun as teams of up to 8 people compete to pull a Delta jet a distance of 25 feet across the tarmac in the fastest time! Event registration To participate, each team must raise at least [...]

By | 2017-04-25T22:20:57-05:00 January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Plane Pull

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 [...]

By | 2017-03-21T21:42:40-05:00 January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on World Games

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. Upcoming Dates [...]

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State Bowling Tournament

Nov. 9-12, 2017 Delegations will be notified which bowling alleys they'll be using by May 26, 2017. Bowlero 11129 162nd St W Lakeville, MN 55044 map & directions Brunswick Zone 7545 Brooklyn Blvd Brooklyn Park, MN 55443 map & directions Incline Station 601 W Superior St Duluth, MN 55802 map & directions [...]

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State Unified Flag Football

Oct. 28-29, 2017 2016 Flag Football Information and General Schedule – updated 9/6/2016 NEW – Individual Skills offered at Area and State competitions Athletes may now register to participate in Flag Football Individual Skills at Area and State events (if planning on attending State, the athlete must first compete at [...]

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Fall Games

Aug. 18-20, 2017 2016 Fall Games Information and General Schedule – updated 8/4/2016 2016 Fall Games Frequently Asked Questions 2016 Bielenberg Venue Map Equestrian Aug. 18 Northwest Saddle Club 26950 Lyons St NE North Branch, MN 55056 map and directions Softball Aug. 18-20 Bielenberg Sports Center 4125 Radio Dr Woodbury, [...]

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Summer Games

June 22-24, 2017 All competitions held at: Eastview High School 6200 140th St W Apple Valley, MN 55124 map & directions Sport Resources Handbooks & rules 2017 Athletics Handbook Special Olympics Incorporated Rules Contact Pam Bergerson | Athletics pam.bergerson@somn.org | 763.270.7170 Other resources 2017 Gymnastics Handbook Special Olympics Inc. Rhythmic Gymnastics [...]

By | 2017-03-29T20:56:37-05:00 January 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Summer Games

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

March 5, 2017 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 Olympics Incorporated Alpine Skiing [...]

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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 a [...]

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