Wichita Saints Special Olympics and Young Athletes
The Ministry with Persons with Disabilities has a Special Olympics & Young Athletes team called the Wichita Saints. This team will have the benefit of praying together and being part of a faith community within a social setting.
Wichita Saints(Age 8 & up)
Special Olympics Kansas is dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities. This team will have the additional benefit of praying together and being part of a faith community within a social setting.
Track and Field
The Wichita Saints Track and Field team begins its season in the spring. Practices are at the Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School track (8506 E. Central). More information will be made available when the season nears!
The Wichita Saints Basketball team begins its season in the winter, usually in December. Practices take place every Sunday evening from 5:30-6:45pm at the Downtown YMCA in Wichita (402 N. Market). Please check the MPD calendar for more information as the season nears!
The Wichita Saints Bowling team begins its season in the summer. Practices take place at the WSU Rhatigan Student Center (1845 N, Fairmount St). The Regional Bowling Tournament takes place in July and the State Bowling Tournament takes place in August in Overland Park. More information will be made available when the season nears!
Our volunteers are crucial to the success of the Special Olympics teams! If you are interested in becoming a Special Olympics volunteer, you are invited to fill out a volunteer application form and bring it with you to practice. Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. If you are 18 years of age or older, you are required to be VIRTUS trained as well.
Contact the ministry to obtain a copy of the application form.
Young Athletes (Age 3-7)
This program opens the door for their participation in sports while welcoming family members to the Special Olympics support network. Utilizing up to 1 hour of “play opportunities”, the young children rotate between activity stations which focus on different motor skills (kicking, catching, throwing, etc.). They will have the additional benefit of praying together and being part of a faith community within a social setting.
Contact the ministry to sign up or volunteer!