Special Olympics - Partners Club®
Partners Club® is a unique school-based program that teams students with and without intellectual disabilities, through sports training and competition (Unified Sports™) on a regular basis. Partners Club members also spend time together enjoying social, academic, or recreational activities in the school or community. Partners Club is an inclusive club for students of all abilities. Students need not be members of organized school sports teams, but may have a sports interest. Partners Club provides opportunities to build student character, increase acceptance of disabilities and develop leadership and other skills in an inclusive setting.
TO ALL OF OUR SPECIAL OLYMPIANS
WHO COMPETED AND PLACED AT THE AREA COMPETITION!
**All athletes now advance to the state competition May 17, 2017 in Stillwater!
Congrats to Gabby Esmeyer
on being a part of the
Special Olympics 15th Annual Capital Hill Day!!!
Unified Flag Football
December 2, 2016
Area Bowling Tournament
Our Special Olympic Athletes recently competed in the Area Bowling Tournament at Broken Arrow Lanes. The athletes must compete in the area competition in order to compete at the state level. Catoosa had 15 athletes place in the tournament.
RSU Hillcats Women's Basketball Team
Clinic With Catoosa Partners Club
Catoosa High School student, volunteer honored
at Oklahoma Special Olympics Winter Games
A seasoned Special Olympics volunteer, Catoosa high school senior Stephanie Ryan would be among the first to say the time spent with her athletes is rewarding. That was definitely the case at the recent opening ceremony of the Oklahoma Special Olympics Winter Games. Ryan, who took part in the Games for the third year in a row was honored with the Stacie Shipman Youth Volunteer Award. Click to see full story and video
"We are very proud of our Special Olympics program," said Rick Kibbe, Catoosa Public Schools Superintendent, "The teachers, coaches, volunteers, and of course the wonderful athletes, work very hard to make this program meaningful and rewarding for themselves, their families, and the Catoosa community."
“2014 Special Olympics USA Games, will be the largest, most dynamic, and most innovative national Games in the history of Special Olympics in the United States,” said Bob Gobrecht, President and Managing Director of Special Olympics North America, “Whatever stereotypes people may have about Special Olympics will be shattered in New Jersey in 2014.
The success of the Catoosa Special Olympics program is not new. Gibson was selected as 2008, Oklahoma State Coach of the Year, Liz Hubert was 2013, Area Athlete of the Year, and Stephanie Ryan was Area Volunteer of the Year in 2013. In addition to the many awards and recognitions the program has received the past few years, Catoosa Special Olympics has formed a strong partnership with the Rogers State University girl's basketball team, to do skills workshops and allow athletes the opportunity to attend RSU games.
Catoosa Special Olympics Receives Awards
Liz Hubert was recently recognized as area athlete of the year and Stephanie Ryan, area volunteer of the year. They are now in the running for state honors which will be given in May at the Summer Games in Stillwater.
Special Olympics Team places 2nd in Basketball Tournament
Gold and Bronze Medals at State Tournament!!
OWASSO, Oklahoma - Special Olympics Oklahoma hosted its annual state-level soccer competition in Owasso Wednesday. This year's competition was the largest held in Special Olympics Oklahoma history. Around 40 teams from all over the state competed in seven divisions. There were adult players, as well as some as young as eight years old. It was what's called a "unified tournament," where Special Olympics athletes are paired with mentors on the field. It's about more than just winning and losing—organizers say the competition helps form lasting friendships. "When they see their Special Ed counterparts in the hall, they'll be the one that stops and picks up their books, or say hi to 'em or sit down and eat lunch with them. They get to know these guys," said Robert Schaefer, the State Director of Special Olympics Soccer. Senior Level 2 wins gold. Players are: Elizabeth Hubert, Alexis Mejia, Chris Hicks, Makayla Sherrell, Zakkary Kerley, Cassidy Kunningas, Jensen Hecht, Rachel Babcock and Stephanie Ryan. Junior Level 1 wins bronze. Players are: Nick Bryson, Johnathan Cleveland, Chance King, Chase King, Taylor Linder, Jacob Seymour, Michael Stegall, Lauren Shouse and Haylee Strawser. Click Here To Watch News On 6 Video
*Partners Club is funded in part by Special Olympics Oklahoma Project UNIFY. Project UNIFY, the Special Olympics
National Youth Engagement & Activation Project, is supported by funding from the US Department of Ed, Office of Special Education Programs.