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.Special Olympics Texas 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 Texas’ 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. The Fort Bend ISD Falcons participate in a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, softball, bowling, soccer and track.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. See below.
• Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form
• Emergency Contact Form
• Travel Release Form
• Athlete Code of Conduct Agreement
For more information on Special Olympics please contact a coach.
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.