In addition to the Special Populations programs and activities, JCPRD participates in the Special Olympics. Our goal as a Special Olympics program is to offer the best possible environment and opportunity for our athletes to succeed in. Our team is a part of the Kansas Special Olympics program, and athletes are eligible to participate at 8 years of age, and must register through JCPRD’s online Activities catalog. (Note: A Special Olympics physical form must be completed. See below for details).
Our Team: The JCPRD Stormin' Rangers
The JCPRD Stormin' Rangers, a sponsored Special Olympic team, participates in all 22 seasonal Special Olympics sports. These range from low functioning events such as race walking and bocce ball, to team sports including basketball and baseball. Practices take place once or twice a week, with two tournaments (area games and state) occurring at the end of the regular season.
Required For All Athletes: Current Medical Release Form
JCPRD is a local program under the larger umbrella of Special Olympics Kansas (SOKS). SOKS requires each participant to have registration, health history, and physical exam forms completed prior to participating in any team practice, local competition, or State tournament. The forms are important for two reasons: first, to have medical information at-hand in case of medical emergency and be able to contact the appropriate family member or staff person. Second, to ensure the physician is informed of the participant’s level of physical activity and involvement when performing the exam. The health history and physical exam must be updated every two years.
Contact Lise Dujakovich at 913-826-3027