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Young Athletes: Community Programs

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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 fun and engaging setting for all.

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Upcoming Events

Annandale Young Athletes

Every Sunday from Sep 24-Nov 19, 2017
No class on Oct 22
4-5 p.m.
Annandale Elementary School
Annandale, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Kelly Korpela at thekorpelas@live.com to register or for more info.

Austin Young Athletes

Every Wednesday from Oct 4-Nov 28, 2017
5-6 p.m.
Austin YMCA
Austin, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Nicole Caporale at nwcaporale@gmail.com to register or for more info.

Brainerd Young Athletes

Every Tuesday from Feb 13-Apr 10, 2018
No class Mar 13
5:45-6:45 p.m.
Lowell Elementary School Gym
Brainerd, MN
map & directions
Cost: $8 per child (financial aid available)
Contact Maureen O’Connor at maureen.oconnor@isd181.org or 218.454.6564 to register or for more info.

Edina Young Athletes

Every Thursday from Sep 14-Dec 14, 2017
No class on Nov 23
6-6:45 p.m.
Southdale Edina YMCA
Edina, MN
map & directions
Cost: YMCA members $20; non-members $40
Contact Samantha Axelson at samantha.axelson@ymcamn.org or 952.435.9004 to register or for more info.

Gigi’s Playhouse Young Athletes

Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from Sep 18-Nov 18, 2017
No class will be held the week of Oct 16-21 due to MEA
Monday: 6-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday: 6:15-7 p.m.
Saturday: 9-9:45 a.m. and 11-11:45 a.m.
Gigi’s Playhouse
St. Louis Park, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Chris Choy at mkidchoy@yahoo.com to register or for more info.

Hutchinson Young Athletes

Every Wednesday from Jan 10-Feb 28, 2018
6-6:45 p.m.
Hutchinson West Elementary School
Hutchinson, MN
map & directions
Cost: $10
Contact Lisa Kraft at lisa.kraft@isd423.org to register or for more info.

Lino Lakes Young Athletes

Every Tuesday from Oct 17-Dec 12, 2017
5:15-6 p.m.
Lino Lakes YMCA
Lino Lakes, MN
map & directions
Cost: YMCA members $10; non-members $20
Contact Eric Sherden at eric.sherden@ymcamn.org to register or for more info.

Long Lake Young Athletes

Every Thursday from Sep 28-Dec 7, 2017
No class Oct 19
6-7 p.m.
Schumann Elementary School
Long Lake, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Michelle Swenson at mswenson@orono.k12.mn.us to register or for more info.

Monticello Young Athletes

Every Wednesday from Jan 17-March 7, 2018
5:45-6:45 p.m.
Little Mountain Elementary
Monticello, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Annie Emanuel at unifiedmhs@gmail.com to register or for more info.

Northfield Young Athletes

Every Thursday from Oct 12-Nov 30, 2017
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Northfield YMCA
Northfield, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Jane Eggert at jana@northfieldymca.org to register or for more info.

Orono Young Athletes

Every Tuesday from Apr 10-May 29, 2018
6-7 p.m.
Schumann Elementary
Long Lake, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Michelle Swenson at mswenson@orono.k12.mn.us to register or for more info.

Rochester Young Athletes

Every Monday from Oct 9-Nov 27, 2017
6-7 p.m.
John Adams Middle School
Rochester, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Nicole Kunkel at nicole.hoeft@gmail.com to register or for more info.

Southdale YMCA Young Athletes

Every Thursday from Jan 18-Apr 19, 2018
6-6:45 a.m.
5:45-6:45 p.m.
Southdale YMCA
Edina, MN
map & directions
Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members
Contact Samantha Axelson at samantha.axelson@ymcamn.org to register or for more info.

Two Harbors Young Athletes

Every Friday from Jan 12-Mar 2, 2018
9-10 a.m.
Minnehaha Elementary School
Two Harbors, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Dana Thewis at dana.thewis@gmail.com to register or for more info.

White Bear Area YMCA Young Athletes

Every Monday from Oct 23-Dec 11, 2017
6-7 p.m.
White Bear Area YMCA
White Bear Lake, MN
map & directions
Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members
Contact George Kawalawu at george.kawalawu@ymcamn.org to register or for more info.

Young Athletes & Strider Bikes

Every Thursday from Sep 28-Dec 21, 2017
No class on Oct 19 or Nov 23
6-7 p.m.
Madison Elementary School
Blaine, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Breana Beach at breana.beach@state.mn.us to register or for more info.
This class will rotate each week from YA lesson to a Strider Bikes lesson. Due to this rotation the program runs 11 weeks.

Thank You

Thank you to our Young Athletes sponsor, CarMax!

CONTACT

Jennifer Hansen | Senior Manager of School & Youth Initiatives
jennifer.hansen@somn.org | 763.270.7174