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Special OlympicsTeam Milwaukee (Agency 8-42)

Special Olympics Wisconsin, Inc. (SOWI) was created, and exists today, to give individuals (8+ years old) with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to train and compete in year-round sports activities.

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics is a registered agency under SOWI and is a community-based athletic program for individuals with an intellectual disability within Milwaukee County. We offer athletes the opportunity to learn, train and compete in 11 sports throughout the year. Practices for these sports are hosted one evening a week with tournaments on the weekends (typically 2-4 tournaments per sport).

Fall Sports Season (September – November)

  • Flag Football
  • Bowling
  • Volleyball

Winter Sports Season (December - April)

  • Basketball
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics

Spring Sports Season (March - June)

  • Competitive Swimming (February - June)
  • Soccer
  • Track & Field

Summer Sports Season (May - August)

  • Softball
  • T-Ball
  • Bocce Ball

In order to participate with SOWI and Team Milwaukee Special Olympics, all athletes must have a valid medical and required release forms on file. You can find a copy of these documents under the “More Information” tab found on the top-right hand corner of this page.

For additional information on how to become an athlete or get involved as a volunteer, please contact Christine Cowan by phone at 414-647-3824 or by email at Christine [at] mkerec.net.

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  How to Join Team Milwaukee Special Olympics

To join Team Milwaukee Special Olympics, a potential athlete must have an intellectual disability and have a valid medical and required release forms on file.

In addition, the current program offerings and online registration can be found here. For more information on how to get involved, please contact Christine Cowan by phone at 414-647-3824 or by email at Christine [at] mkerec.net.

  Volunteer Opportunities

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics is always looking for volunteers to assist with our athletes and tournaments!

Coaching – We are looking for individuals that are interested in changing the lives of our athletes by teaching the fundamentals of sports and teamwork. Even if you know very little about a sport, Team Milwaukee will provide you with all of the necessary tools to help guide athletes of all levels through various drills to improve their skills and grow as a team! All you need is a positive attitude and a desire to encourage others!

One Day Events – We provide a variety of athletic competitions throughout the year and can always use a helping hand. Volunteers will assist with various duties – including score keeping, timing, or assisting with concessions – and encouraging athletes throughout the competition!

For more information on how to get involved, please contact Christine Cowan by phone at 414-647-3824 or by email at Christine [at] mkerec.net.

 
 
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Christine Cowan
Supervisor - Team Milwaukee Special Olympics

Phone: 414-647-3824
Email: Christine [at] mkerec.net

Team Milwaukee Special Olympics

2414 W. Mitchell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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