Special Olympics in CCSD 89

  • Community Consolidated School District 89 offers a Special Olympic athletics program that provides opportunities for all students to contribute. 

    Peer buddies Special Olympic team

    Students can be a part of basketball in the winter and/or the track-and-field team in the spring.

    Basketball: Students who are eight and older can participate in the Special Olympics basketball team. The basketball team will only run if there are enough participants to field a team. The team practices once a week for eight weeks, and then competes in a tournament at the end of the season. 

    Track and field: The track-and-field team is open to middle and elementary school students, beginning in second grade. The team practices once a week for eight weeks with peer buddies and other coaches. 

    The coordinator for the Special Olympics program is Therese Conlin. Anyone who needs more information about CCSD 89 Special Olympics can contact Maddy Potempa at mpotempa@ccsd89.org or (630) 469-8900, or CCSD 89 Director of Student Services Katie Kreller at kkreller@ccsd89.org or (630) 469-8900, extension 3515.