Clear Creek ISD
Track & Field
Clear Creek Challengers would like to extend an invitation to you and your child to get involved with Special Olympics. The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
The Special Olympics program is compromised of 22 Olympic-type sports. The Clear Creek Challengers participate in aquatics and softball in the fall, bowling in the winter, and basketball, soccer, and track & field in the spring. We practice once or twice weekly at various locations around the district. During competition event divisions are based on age, gender and ability level in order to give athletes an equal chance to win. Each participant receives a medal or ribbon following his/her event. Special Olympics athletes train for eight weeks prior to each sport’s competition. Each sport has an Area Competition and Chapter Games. Both may require travel as well as overnight stay. Funding is mainly generated through donations and fundraising.
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics your child must be 8 years of age or older with intellectual disabilities. An Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form must be submitted to the Head of Delegation or an event coach prior to competition. This form can be filled out by a parent or guardian, but must be signed by a physician, physician assistant, or registered nurse recognized as an advanced practice nurse. Students whose functional limitations are based only on a physical, behavioral, emotional, specific learning or sensory disability are not eligible for Special Olympics.
Attached is the Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form. If you have any questions please call or email me. I look forward to working with you and your athlete.
Head of Delegation
Clear Creek ISD Special Olympics