WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS ATHLETES,
FANS AND FAMILES OF
KALAMAZOO AND CALHOUN COUNTIES,
IN THE GREAT STATE OF MICHIGAN!
Special Olympics of Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties are a non- profit organization that provides year around sports activities to people with intellectual disabilities at no cost. Kalamazoo/Calhoun, Area 16 has no paid employees and 100% of what you donate to our area goes back into our program.
The achievements of the Special Olympic Athletes in the Kalamazoo/Calhoun Counties program are made possible because of a great team of people, including parents, friends, relatives and volunteers who give many hours of time to the program!!!
Thanks for visiting our website. This site is dedicated to the athletes, Families and Volunteers of Kalamazoo and Calhoun County Special Olympics. The site has many highlights and information updated by a loyal fan.
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Special Olympics is the world's largest program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. It currently serves more than 2.25 million persons with intellectual disabilities in more than 200 Programs in more than 160 countries.
Special Olympics offers training and competition opportunities in 30 Olympic-type sports for athletes 8 years or older. No matter what your ability level, you can benefit from Special Olympics. And no matter what your interest, there is a sport for you. There is no charge to participate in Special Olympics.
The Young Athletes program is a unique sport and play program for children with intellectual disabilities. The focus is on fun activities that are important to mental and physical growth. Children ages 2 - 7 years old enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun!
Parents say their children in Young Athletes also develop better social skills. The confidence boost makes it easier for them to play and talk with other children on the playground and elsewhere.