WHO WE ARE
WHAT WE DO
Waubonsie Valley High School started its Special Olympics program in 1987, being the first school in the Valley. We are proud of our strong culture of team work that promotes individual growth, self-advocacy, tradition and spirit. We are committed to provide our athletes with the experience to be part of the athletic community in our school and challenge themselves while participating in competitive sports.
We have a team of coaches and peer partners who support and guide each athlete in their physical training, skill development, and preparation for competition.
We live by our oath
“Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.”
Special Olympics offers year-round training and competitions in Olympic-style sports to high school athletes with intellectual disabilities. Our individual and team sports include Unified Soccer, basketball, aquatics, track and field, and bowling. WV Special Olympics ensures that everyone has the chance to exert themselves to the fullest, to reach beyond their own limits, and to feel proud of their achievements.
Our peer-partners are students volunteers who act as coaches, leaders, role models, and cheerleaders for our athletes. They assist with the different sports and develop long-lasting friendships with athletes. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Partner, please check the information under PEER PARTNERS in the menu bar.