Special Olympics in CCSD 89

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

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

    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 team competes in the Regional Meet, typically held at Marmion Academy, and team members have an opportunity to advance to the state meet. 

    The athletic director for the Special Olympics program is Glen Crest teacher Donald Duncan. Anyone seeking more information about Special Olympics can contact Duncan at dduncan@ccsd89.org or (630) 858-2770, or CCSD 89 Director of Student Services Katie Kreller at kkreller@ccsd89.org or (630) 469-8900, extension 3515.