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Young Athletes: Community Programs 2017-05-15T17:17:33-05:00
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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.

Register a child
Request more information about Young Athletes programs
Submit a volunteer application for Young Athletes

Upcoming Events

Blaine Young Athletes & Strider Bike Program

Every Wednesday from March 22-May 24, 2017
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Madison Elementary
Blaine, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Breana Beach at to register or for more info.

Gigi’s Playhouse

April 17-June 10, 2017
Mondays at 6 p.m.
Wednesdays at 6:15 p.m.
Saturdays at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Gigi’s Playhouse
St. Louis Park, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Chris Choy Bush at to register or for more info.


Every Tuesday from April 4-May 23, 2017
5-7 p.m.
Schumann Elementary
Long Lake, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Michelle Swenson at to register or for more info.


Every Wednesday from May 24-July 12, 2017
6-7 p.m.
Allendale Park
Rochester, MN
map & directions
Cost: FREE!
Contact Molly Schlieman at or Morgan Kraus at to register or for more info.

Whittier Park & Rec

Every Wednesday from July 5-Aug. 16, 2017
10:45-11:45 a.m.
Whittier Neighborhood Center
Minneapolis, MN
map & directions
Cost: $10 for members, $20 for non-members
Contact Rebecca Lewis at or 612.370.4783 to register or for more info.

Thank You

Thank you to our Young Athletes sponsors, CarMax!


Jennifer Hansen | Senior Manager of School & Youth Initiatives | 763.270.7174