Areas, Delegations & Teams

Special Olympics Minnesota (SOMN) is divided into 13 Area programs. Each Area—managed by a volunteer committee with guidance from a SOMN Program staff member—serves athletes in its assigned counties. Within each area, there are delegations that are divided into teams that are either independent or community-, organization-, or school-based. Each team trains and competes in one or more sports seasons throughout the year.

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Map of Minnesota showing the different Special Olympics Minnesota Areas of the state

Area 1

Counties
Kittson, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Pennington, Polk, Red Lake & Roseau

Teams
Area 1 teams

Program Manager
Dani Druse
763.270.7193

Area 2

Counties
Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard & Lake of the Woods

Teams
Area 2 teams

Program Manager
Dani Druse
763.270.7193

Area 3

Counties
Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake, Pine & St. Louis

Teams
Area 3 teams

Program Manager
Dani Druse
763.270.7193

Area 4

Counties
Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse & Wilkin

Teams
Area 4 teams

Program Manager
Leah Wolkow
763.270.7195

Area 5

Counties
Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing, Morrison, Todd & Wadena

Teams
Area 5 teams

Program Manager
Leah Wolkow
763.270.7195

Area 6

Counties
Big Stone, Chippewa, Kandiyohi, Lac Qui Parle, McLeod, Meeker, Renville, Swift & Yellow Medicine

Teams
Area 6 teams

Program Manager
Leah Wolkow
763.270.7195

Area 7

Counties
Benton, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Sherburne, Stearns & Wright

Teams
Area 7 teams

Program Manager
Emily Garness
763.270.7179

Area 8

Counties
Cottonwood, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood & Rock

Teams
Area 8 teams

Program Manager
Leah Wolkow
763.270.7195

Area 9

Counties
Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, Waseca & Watonwan

Teams
Area 9 teams

Program Manager
Zak Armstrong
763.270.7173

Area 10

Counties
Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha & Winona

Teams
Area 10 teams

Program Manager
Zak Armstrong
763.270.7173

Area 11

Counties
Carver & Hennepin

Teams
Area 11 teams

Program Manager
Jake Krier
763.270.7178

Area 12

Counties
Dakota, Ramsey (partial) & Scott

Teams
Area 12 teams

Program Manager
Sarah Richardson
763.270.7175

Area 13

Counties
Anoka, Chisago, Ramsey (partial) & Washington

Teams
Area 13 teams

Program Manager
Emily Garness
763.270.7179