Region K Young Athletes Culminating Event @ Parrish School


  

Event Description:

Join Special Olympics Illinois Region K as we host our Young Athletes Culminating Event at Parrish School in Carbondale on May 17th 2019. 

 

We will have 2 volunteer Shifts: AM (8-11am) and PM (12-3pm).  Volunteers may sign up for an AM Shift, PM shift, or both.  

 

The Young Athletes program is an innovative sports play program for children ages 2-7 with and without intellectual disabilities designed to introduce them to the world of sports.  The benefits of the program include improvement not only physically and cognitively but socially. 

 

Over the past few months, these Young Athletes (all the students at Hamilton County) have been practicing different skills that they will be able to show off at their Culminating Event.  Skills the Young Athletes have worked on include: balance, running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and striking.  At the Culminating Event, there will be various stations set up for the Young Athletes to rotate through.  The Culminating Event will be a great finish to all the hard work the athletes have put in throughout the school year. 

 

Volunteer Job Descriptions:

  • Jumping Station: using dowel rods supported by cones in lines of 3; they will be spread out so that kids can run and jump over each (like hurdles).  Volunteers will run station
  • Kicking Station: Athletes will stand in place to kick a kickball/soccer ball into the soccer goalie nets (nets provided by Special Olympic Staff).  Volunteers will run station
  • Striking Station: Athletes will strike a ball (yarn ball, tennis ball, whatever works best) off a cone or baseball tee.  Volunteers will run station
  • Balance Station: walking the balance beams (3 rows).  Volunteers will run station
  • Obstacle Course Station: Athletes will crawl through a connected tunnel (provided by Special Olympic Staff).  Volunteers will run station
  • Throwing Station: using bean bags, athletes will throw a bean bag through a hoop; there will be three hoops, each one a little further back than the next, for different throwing distances.  Volunteers will run station
  • Catching Station: catching soft balls – inflatable balls; a volunteer will throw the ball to the athlete.   Volunteers will run station
  • Running Station: will run down, pick up a bean bag and bring it back.  Volunteers will run station
  • Awards Station: Ribbons and Certificates handed out.  Volunteers will run station.
  • Water and Snack Station: break for Young Athletes, will pass out snacks and water to athletes.  Volunteers will run station. 
  • Team Leaders: Will Carry team flag, get their teams lined up for Opening Ceremonies, and will be in charge of leading their team from station to station throughout the event.
  • Team Chaperones: Extra set of eyes and hands for team leaders.  Will assist team leaders and athletes throughout the event.
  • Photographer: Take pictures of the event for Special Olympics Illinois. 

 

 


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Date/Time &
Details
Volunteers
Needed
Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Awards Station
1
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Balance Station
1
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Catching Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Jumping Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Kicking Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Obstacle Course Station
1
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Photographer
1
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Running Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Striking Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Team Chaperones
11
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Team Leaders
11
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Throwing Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM   
Water and Snack Station
2
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Fri, May 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM   
Team Chaperones
11
Sign Up
Fri, May 17, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM   
Team Leaders
11
Sign Up
 
Event Meeting Location: Parrish School

Carbondale, Il

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Event Organizer: Jackie Flechs
jflechs@soill.org
618-383-4526
Event Category:
Region K / Young Athletes