SOAR Fox Cities is the 3rd largest Special Olympics agency in the state. Each agency is financially independent and responsible for supporting all the expenses accumulated throughout the year. The eight sports our agency currently offers are Bowling, Team Basketball, Basketball Skills, Powerlifting, Aquatics, Track & Field, Softball, Tee-ball, and Bocce. For each sport we require the athletes to pay a fee depending on the expenses that sport includes.
Special Olympics is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. The sports we offer gives our athletes a safe fun environment for them to grow in self-confidence, keep a steady social life, and practice healthy living by being active.
We currently offer the following sports:
Each sport has a participation fee (see chart below). Financial assistance is available upon request. Also, by becoming a “member” of SOAR Fox Cities (see membership form) the athlete pays the reduced member rate.
|Basketball Team & Basketball Skills||$40.00||$55.00|
|Power Lifting||Call for details|
|Track & Field||$35.00||$55.00|
Athletes’ fees must be paid for the sport in which they are participating (this includes state fees if applicable) before they can register for another sport. Financial assistance is available if needed. Ex: If the athlete is participating in bowling and intends to play basketball, he/she must have bowling fees paid before registering for BB.
Please keep in mind, the athlete is not required to compete in district and/or state tournaments. He/she may choose to participate in practices only. If the athlete does plan to compete in district and/or state, any fees assessed by the state office and SOAR Fox Cities will be passed on to the athlete.
The required Application for Participation in Special Olympics (medical update) form can be found on the Special Olympics website (see Special Olympics Wisconsin Forms section below). Medical updates are required on a three-year cycle but can be updated every year after the athletes’ annual physical.
SOAR Fox Cities Special Olympics Handbook is available upon request.
Coaches, if your team is in need of new equipment or uniform, please fill out the Special Olympics Expenditure Request Form. All requests will be pending SO Coodinator and Executive Director’s Approval. Any purchases made without prior approval will not be reimbursed. Thank you.