City of Tempe Special Olympics

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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

Download registration form here.

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 www.tempe.gov/brochure using the sport's registration code.

Completed and Signed Medical & 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.  The medical and consent forms contain sections that must be filled out and signed by both the athlete (or parent/guardian) AND a doctor.  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, however, an athlete is welcome to continue participating in the practices without being registered for the competitions.  Please notify Josh Bell or Cristi Lynn Scobee at the start of the program if you choose to do this.

Filled out registrations and medical & consent forms can be mailed to City of Tempe Adapted Recreation, 3500 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282, or they can be submitted in person at the Recreation Services Office at the same address on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library.

Sports Offered

City of Tempe currently offers nine Special Olympics Arizona sports throughout the year, with each sport taking place during a specific season.  The sports offered are:

Fall Season - August to November
aquatics
bowling
golf

       

 

Winter Season - December to March
basketball
cheerleading
   

   

 

Spring Season - February to May
kayaking
powerlifting
track
volleyball
       

 

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

  • Josh Bell, Recreation Coordinator
    480.858.2469 or josh_bell@tempe.gov

  • Cristi Lynn Scobee, Special Olympics Program Coordinator
    480.350.5506 or cristina_scobee@tempe.gov