The Glenpool Special Athlete program is for students with intellectual disabilities beginning at age 8 through graduation. There are opportunities for athletes to continue after High School into Adulthood with an Adult team or as an individual not associated with the school. Children who are younger than 8 may
participate in the Stars of the Future program. This program consists of one event during the athletic area competition and a one day event at the State games in Stillwater in May. For more information about the Oklahoma Special Olympics program please visit the website www.sook.org
The Glenpool Special Athletes participate in many area events through out the year. These events include bowling, soccer, volleyball, basketball, art/music festival, athletics ( track and field ), softball skills, and bocce. There are two state games in which we participate - Winter games in January and Summer games in May. Athletes must compete in an area event to qualify for the state events. Each athlete must complete a medical form to participate and must be cleared by a doctor to participate. There is a special medical form to participate - the OSSAA physical form is NOT accepted by Special Olympics Oklahoma. The medical form may be obtained from the website www.sook.org
under forms or you may contact the Glenpool Special Athlete coach at the middle school, Tara Ritter - 918-322-9500.
The Glenpool Special Athlete program is totally self supported by donations and fundraisers. We appreciate any donations to our program. The majority of our expenses include costs for uniforms, equipment, transportation, entry fees, meals and housing at State Games. We want to provide opportunities to our athletes that they may not otherwise ever experience which requires a significant amount of funding. Currently there are 25 athletes who participate in our program. We look forward to adding new athletes!
For more information or questions please contact : Tara Ritter
, Special Athlete coach at Glenpool Middle School.