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HEALTHY ATHLETES

 

Special Olympics Mississippi helps fill a vital role in the health of our athletes through the Healthy Athletes program, which is dedicated to providing health services and education to Special Olympics athletes and changing the way health systems interact with people with intellectual disabilities.

We work with medical providers throughout the state to provide overall health screenings, hearing tests, eye exams, dental checkups and referrals at our statewide Summer and Fall games.

Our goals are to help strengthen the training and competitive experience of each athlete; promote inclusive and healthy communities; and create an environment of dignity, while supporting the athlete’s health, fitness and quality of life.

HEALTHY ATHLETES PROGRAM INFORMATION
HEALTHY ATHLETES INFORMATION SHEET

HEALTHY ATHLETES

 

Special Olympics Mississippi helps fill a vital role in the health of our athletes through the Healthy Athletes program, which is dedicated to providing health services and education to Special Olympics athletes and changing the way health systems interact with people with intellectual disabilities.

We work with medical providers throughout the state to provide overall health screenings, hearing tests, eye exams, dental checkups and referrals at our statewide Summer and Fall games.

Our goals are to help strengthen the training and competitive experience of each athlete; promote inclusive and healthy communities; and create an environment of dignity, while supporting the athlete’s health, fitness and quality of life.

HEALTHY ATHLETES PROGRAM INFORMATION
HEALTHY ATHLETES INFORMATION SHEET
HEALTHY ATHLETES PROGRAM INFORMATION
HEALTHY ATHLETES INFORMATION SHEET

YOUNG ATHLETES

Every child wants the chance to kick a ball, to throw it well, and to share that success with family members. Children with intellectual disabilities want the exact same thing.

The Special Olympics Young Athletes program is an innovative sports play program created for children ages two through seven who have intellectual disabilities. Young Athletes focuses on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth and helps introduce children to the world of sports prior to Special Olympics eligibility at age eight.

Our experience is that children involved in Young Athletes also develop better social skills, providing a confidence boost that makes it easier for them to play and talk with other children on the playground and elsewhere. School districts in Ocean Springs and Hattiesburg are currently offering Young Athletes programs.

Celebrate what your child CAN do with this free, inclusive sports play program that helps Young Athletes:

Improve gross motor skills

Improve social and language skills

Learn to PLAY with purpose

Develop skills for future participation in sports

All children must participate with a parent or adult guardian, and all participants must wear athletic shoes. Siblings and friends are encouraged to participate!

YOUTH ATHLETE REGISTRATION

ATHLETE NAME

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN NAME

 

ADDRESS

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN CONTACT PHONE NUMBER

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN EMAIL ADDRESS

 

SECONDARY CONTACT NAME

 

SECONDARY CONTACT PHONE NUMBER

 

ATHLETE T-SHIRT SIZE

 

ATHLETE HEALTH INFORMATION

 

VERIFICATION

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