City of Tempe Special Olympics


Welcome to City of Tempe Special Olympics!

Youth (8 yrs+) and adults with intellectual disabilities are invited to join Special Olympics Arizona to learn sportsmanship and teamwork while achieving their personal goals!  Participating in City of Tempe Special Olympics requires the following:

  • Registration

    All athletes must be officially registered for the sport they wish to participate in.  Each sport has a $10 registration fee.  You can download the specific sport's registration form below and mail it in or submit in person at a City of Tempe Recreation facility.  Or you can register online at using the sport's registration code.
  • Completed & submitted Medical and Consent Forms

    Download Medical & Consent forms here

    All Special Olympics athletes are required to have an up-to-date Medical Release and Consent Form on file with the City of Tempe delegation and Special Olympics Arizona in order to participate in official Special Olympics Arizona competitions and events.  This document is good for three years from the date of the doctor's and participant's (or guardian's) signatures.  Athletes without an up-to-date Medical Release and Consent Form will not be allowed to participate in Special Olympics competitions.  You may submit the form in person or mail to City of Tempe Adapted Recreation, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282.

    If the athlete only wishes to practice and not participate in competitions please notify Josh Bell or Cristi Lynn Scobee for approval.  In those cases, a Medical & Consent form is not required.

For more information about the City of Tempe Special Olympics programs, please contact:

  • Josh Bell, Recreation Coordinator
    480.858.2469 or
  • Cristi Lynn Scobee, Special Olympics Program Coordinator
    480.350.5506 or


  Special Olympics Fall Sports
  August 2015 - November 2015
  Special Olympics Winter Sports
  November 2015 - February 2016


 Fridays, 5 - 6pm, 6 - 7pm
 August 2015 - October 2015


 Saturdays, practice time varies
 December 2015 - February 2016


 Saturdays, 1 - 3pm
 August 2015 - November 2015


Mondays, 5:30 - 6:45pm
 November 2015 - February 2016


 Tuesdays, 5 - 6:30pm
 August 2015 - November 2015

speed skating

 Speed Skating
 Mondays, Time TBD
 November 2015 - January 2016

Special Olympics Spring Sports
February 2016 - May 2016



 Tuesdays, Time TBD
 February - May 2016


track and field

 Track and Field 
 Thursdays, Time TBD
 February - May 2016



 Saturdays, Time TBD
 February - May 2016



 Saturdays, Time TBD
 February - May 2016