Special Olympics

Arguably the most well-known adaptive sports program worldwide, we are proud to be the Wood River Valley’s local affiliate for the Special Olympics organization. Special Olympics empowers athletes with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, respected, and productive members of their communities through athletic training and competition, which are shared values within our own organization.

Through their trainings, participants gain self-confidence, physical skills, communication strategies, teamwork abilities, and new social cues. Higher Ground offers six programs for our athletes: Nordic skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding, soccer, bocce, and swimming.

FALL 2017

Come and join us at Lions Park for Special Olympics Bocce! We’ll be hanging out on Tuesday afternoons and playing bocce for six weeks this fall.

Contact: Mose@highergroundsv.org / 208.720.7041
Age: 8+
Location: Lions Park (New location)
Starts: Tuesday, September 5th
Ends: Tuesday, October 10th
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Transportation: No HG transportation provided

This program is fantastic! It helps build lifelong skills—not only the activities, but social skills for community inclusion. Special Olympics truly enriches participants and the community.

Trish Iverson, parent of a HG Special Olympics Athlete