How to Sign Up

We currently serve more than 300 athletes in the Stark County area, offering six different sports. Each one of our teams has a collection of well experienced and knowledgeable coaches that help make our seasons possible. Our program has been up and running for over 30 years and is continuing to thrive thanks to our individuals, coaches, volunteers, and parents.

Once we receive your Special Olympics application and you have medical clearance to participate in our athletic programs, you are eligible for three years from the date of the physical examination. At the end of those three years, another medical application will have to be submitted.

We offer six different Special Olympic sports throughout the year:

  • Bowling (January through June)
  • Bocce (April through June)
  • Track and Field (April through June)
  • Softball (July through September)
  • Swimming (November through February)
  • Basketball (November through February)

What is your next step?
With your registration complete, athletes need to choose which teams they would like to join and attend that sports’ sign-up day. Team registration takes place prior to the start of the season. The date and location will be announced.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Coordinator Paula Gardner at 330-479-3750 or email

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