Special Olympics InformationThe mission of Special Olympics is to provide sports training and athletic competition opportunities to persons eight years of age and older with an intellectual disability or a closely related developmental disability. Fort Bend ISD sponsors a Special Olympics team, the Fort Bend Falcons, which provides opportunities to practice and complete in several sports throughout the school year, including softball, volleyball, bocce, soccer, basketball, bowling, and track.Special Olympics provides an opportunity
- for families to share in the accomplishments of their children.
- to share the Special Olympics joy with other families.
- to allow the extended family the opportunity to be part of a year-round sports training and competition program.
Families are Special Olympics' most powerful resource. Families help coach, transport, fundraise, officiate, chaperone and train other volunteers. Families are Special Olympics’ most highly-motivated and enthusiastic goodwill ambassadors.There are currently 140 countries worldwide participating in Special Olympics with nearly 1 million athletes worldwide.All athletes must have a completed medical release on file before they can participate in practices or competitions. This medical release form can be obtained from the Special Olympics coach or downloaded below. Also, all athletes must have an emergency contact form on file. This form can also be obtained from a coach or downloaded below and turned in to the coach. There are other forms which require your signature as parent/guardian, and one for your athlete:
• Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form
• Emergency Contact Form
• Travel Release Form
• Athlete Code of Conduct Agreement
Become a volunteerHow Do I Register?The volunteer registration process is different for Class A and Class B volunteers.Class B Volunteers typically pre-register with the area office for a particular event, and then fill out the Class B paperwork upon arrival at the venue to volunteer. Please check with your area office about their specific registration process. Please be prepared to show a photo ID when registering.Class A Volunteers must fulfill each of the following steps:1) Complete and submit the Class A Volunteer Application.
2) View General Orientation slideshow and submit its quiz.
3) View Protective Behaviors slideshow and submit its quiz.4) a. Adults: Pass SOTX criminal background check.b. Minors: Complete and submit the Minor Reference Form in addition to the Class A Volunteer Application.
Our Fort Bend Falcons Special Olympic volleyball team brought home the gold in their group this weekend at the area games in Cypress! These athletes went 4-0 in their group to finish at the top. Our athletes represent many schools in Fort Bend ISD and they always bring their best. Congratulations Falcons!
Back Row: Coach Cameron Hill, Coach Rosie Martinez, Coach Linc McGuire, Trea Ragus, Coach Laura Rivers, Jillian Caputo, Jahyden Paige
Front Row: Mattias Perez -Giraldo, Samuel Lee, Colton Roberts, Brooke Hernandez, Norah Woods
Seated: Anna Dague
Special Olympics Night at Constellation Field
John Fletcher, Jillian Caputo, Brooke Hernandez and Colton Roberts represented the Fort Bend Falcons at the Special Olympics Night at Constellation Field on August 21, 2022 .
It was a fun-filled night during which the Falcons played catch on the field and enjoyed some great baseball. We look forward to seeing more athletes at the next event!
Fort Bend Falcons Contact Information
Laura Rivers: Laura.Rivers@fortbendisd.com
Head of Delegation and Coach
Robert McGuire: Robert.Mcguire@fortbendisd.com
Head of Delegation and Head Coach Soccer
Melissa Coke: Melissa.Coke@Fortbendisd.com
Head Coach: Volleyball and Track
Cameron Hill: Cameron.Hill@fortbendisd.com
Head Coach: Softball and Bowling
Joel Alvear: Joel.Alvear@fortbendisd.com
Head Coach: Basketball
Rosalinda Martinez: Rosalinda.Martinez@fortbendisd.com
Coach: Volleyball, Bowling, Track
Latonya “Faye” Hardy: Latonya.Hardy@fortbendisd.com
Coach: Bowling, Basketball
Download the Sportsyou app and join the Fort Bend Falcons using the following code: YWYA-XF8U
We will use this app as our main form of communication for events and daily practice changes.