Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities can discover strengths and abilities they may not have known they had. While receiving a medal is often a goal and something to be proud of, success comes in many forms. Positive outcomes of participating can include: achieving healthier lifestyles, developing courage and resilience, learning how to work on a team and building relationships. Participating on the Warren County Athletics Special Olympics Team has brought our athletes joy, confidence and fulfillment on the playing field… and in life.
WCHS has been the main organizer for all Special Olympic games and events in our county for the past several years. We provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in 11 different sports: bowling, basketball, soccer, swimming, volleyball, track & field, Bocce, flag football, golf, softball and tennis.
In addition, WCHS also offers the opportunity for Unified Sports, which is an inclusive program that pairs individuals with intellectual disabilities (athletes) with individuals without intellectual disabilities (Unified Partners) on sports teams for training and competition. Athletes and partners compete alongside one another, each in a meaningful and integral role on the Unified Sports Team.
With the merging of WCHS and Warren County School District R-III, our county has approximately 76 athletes and unified partners ranging in age from 8-78 that participate in Special Olympics each year. Transportation is provided for all games, meets and tournaments, as well as, for all practices that take place outside of Warrenton.
Go Warren County Savage Bulldogs!!