2023 State Summer Games Send-off

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School Teams

Lakeland School offers the opportunity for students to participate and try out a variety of sports, without being on a Special Olympics team. Students will practice and gain skills in the sport they are interested in. If the student is interested in Special Olympics, meets the skill qualifications for the sport, and stays within the behavioral expectations of Lakeland School, they may be part of the Special Olympics team.

Lakeland School Special Olympics

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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, ( 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 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

Special Olympics

Check the school calendar for details on games, tournaments, state qualifying events, and State Competitions. Click Here for Lakeland School Calendar

Special Olympics Teams at Lakeland School