People With Special Needs
Special Olympics is an international sports program
for athletes ages 8 and up with the developmental disabilities.
Special Olympics is a year around program that offers
15 different sports opportunities that includes track
and field, basketball, bowling, golf, swimming, tennis,
volleyball, equestrian, table tennis, gymnastics, ice
skating, roller skating, alpine skiing, bocce and power
To participate, call (770) 528-2583 and request a registration
packet or download
here. When your registration is complete, you will
be contacted from the coach of your selected sport.
Also, partcipants will need to fill out a Special Olympics
participation form -
Special Olympics Athlete Registration Form.
SPECIAL OLYMPICS GA-Cobb
Olympics is a year round program of training and competition
for children (ages 8 & up) and adults with special needs.
Participants receive opportunities to increase physical fitness,
demonstrate courage, and develop friendships with other Special
Olympics athletes and the community. Special Olympics offers
a variety of athletic opportunities including bowling, gymnastics,
ice skating, basketball, alpine skiing golf and tennis to
name a few. Athletes practice/train for at least 8 weeks before
state level competitions. Please note the time of year during
which your sport is held, and expect to be contacted by your
coach. If you do not hear from your coach 8 —10 weeks prior
to each listed State Games Competition, please contact our
office. Additionally, Cobb County is looking for athletes
interested in Unified Sports. Unified Sports are programs
that pair a special athlete with a corporate athlete or community
athlete for training and competition.
Special Olympics, you must be at least 8 years of age and
be diagnosed by an agency or professional with one of the
fol lowing conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive
delays as measured by formal assessment, or significant learning
or vocation challenges due to cognitive delays that require
or have required specially designed instructions.
DO YOU GET
the office to request a registration packet. Each athlete
must complete the following: a physi cal exam by a licensed
examiner, a Special Olympics medical form "application
for participation form", Behavior Code of Conduct Policy,
Atlanto-axial re lease form, and the sports selection/yearly
registration form. Complete all forms and make sure the appro
priate person(s) sign the forms. When this packet is completed
and returned to our office, you will receive a call from the
coach of your selected sport. He/she will give you information
regarding training, practice dates, and more. Please retain
a copy of the medical form for your records.
COUNTY TRAINING PROGRAMS
County offers a number of programs in which athletes receive
coaching and training in certain sports specifically for competition
in Special Olympic meets. Interested in coaching, volunteering
or serving on the Special Olympic Management Team? We need
your support! Special Olympics GA-Cobb needs caring individuals
who are able to donate their time during sports practices
as well as during various Local, Area and State Competitions.
There are many volunteer opportunities available throughout
the year. If you or someone you know is interested, please
contact Ann Bonds or Kim Battiste at the number listed below
for more information.
NEED YOUR HELP
most of you know our Special Olympics program is funded solely
by contributions and funds we raise. There is no budget for
our athletes' uniforms, equipment, meals while traveling or
charter buses to transport us to the many varied competitions
we attend every year. With this in mind, please consider becom
ing one of our individual, civic or corporate financial supporters.
Whether you know someone who participates in the program or
not, it is easy to make a tax deductible contribution. There
are many businesses and organizations that have money allotted
for charitable contributions, but are not aware of our need.
Donations of any size would be greatly appreciated, and
all donations go directly into Cobb County 's Special Olympics
Kim Battiste for more information.
(770) 528-2583 Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org
ALL coaches, volunteer, & unified partners
18 and older must complete the Protective Behavior Training
Quiz on line at:
note: ALL Special Olympics sports now require certification
from Special Olympics International. Training is provided
throughout the year at various locations around the state.
Please call our office to find out when and where a clinic
is offered for you sport.
Bridgers - Team Chairperson
Jo Bales – Recording Secretary
O' Connor – Finance Chairperson
Emily Thoreson Competition Chairperson
Futral – Family Chairperson
Watson – Fundraising Chairperson
Caston – Training Chairperson
Gilbert – Athlete Representative
Monday of each month 7:00 p.m.
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Administrative Office
County Services Parkway
, GA 30008
Special Olympics Cobb Athlete Registration form