2023 State Summer Games Send-off
Lakeland School Special Olympics
Special Olympics Wisconsin - Agency 7-05
We are excited your child is interested in signing up for Special Olympics at Lakeland School. Special Olympics Wisconsin’s (SOWI) mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Lakeland School is proud to be a part of SOWI, currently offering a variety of sports. Athletes typically start participating in Special Olympics around age 10, though exceptions can be made. Athletes are restricted to one sport per season.
Lakeland School participates in a variety of sports spanning the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons. Please see the list below and reference the individual webpages for additional information on each sport.
- Fall: Volleyball
- Winter: Snowshoe / Alpine Skiing (weather permitting)
- Spring: Basketball - Skills, Basketball - Team, or Swim
- Summer: Cornhole, Gymnastics, or Track & Field (Athletics)
In order to participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin programs through Lakeland School, all athletes must register by submitting the following paperwork. This can be completed online, (specialolympicswisconsin.org) or by filling out a paper copy and sending it back to school. For additional information on becoming an athlete, please reference the Special Olympics webpage at specialolympicswisconsin.org and click on the tab that says: Get involved, drop down to Become An Athlete .
All practices are held during the first hour of the school day. However, competitions are typically held on the weekends. Transportation may be provided by Lakeland School for large enough events, though families are typically required to get their athlete to and from the event.
Please contact the school office at (262) 741-4118 with any questions.
Updates for Special Olympics are available at https://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/.
In order to participate in Special Olympics Wisconsin’s program for Lakeland School, all athletes must submit the required paperwork.
Athletes can compete in team coed doubles or unified doubles cornhole.
Female athletes compete in up to four artistic events while males can compete in as many as three artistic events. MEDICAL DEADLINE - April 15th
Lakeland School athletes can compete in running or field events, including relays, javelin, shot put, long jump, and softball throw.
We are excited to offer Special Olympics Volleyball at Lakeland! Athletes benefit from the camaraderie of being on a team while the athletic training allows them to successfully serve and return the volleyball. MEDICAL DEADLINE - October 1st
Athletes are allowed to compete in a maximum of three events that could include two individual events and one relay, or one individual event and two relays. MEDICAL DEADLINE - December 1st
Athletes may compete in the downhill, slalom, and giant slalom events. Athletes with lower abilities can participate in the super glide event.
Teams will compete against other agencies with a similar skill level at a number of area level tournaments as they seek to improve and make it to the state competition. MEDICAL DEADLINE - February 1st
In Skills Basketball, Lakeland School athletes compete in individual skills contests including shooting, dribbling, and passing.
Relay events mirror those offered in other international competitions. Special Olympics offers walking events for athletes of lower ability at district competitions. MEDICAL DEADLINE - February 1st