Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite

Benefits of Participation

There are many benefits to participating as an athlete in Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite:

  • Physical exercise positively impacts health, mood and anxiety.
  • Emphasis on sports training helps athletes maintain a healthy weight.
  • Athletes participate in activities that enhance their self-esteem and help them see that they can achieve goals that they set for themselves.
  • Athletes have many opportunities to make new friends and socialize in an environment that is accepting and encouraging.

Eligibility

To participate in Special Olympics of Texas - Team Mesquite, a person must be at least eight years old. Children at the age of six may begin a training program, but are not able to compete until the age of eight. A person must also be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following:

  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Closely related development disability, which means having functional limitations in both general learning and in adaptive skills such as recreation, work, independent living, self direction, or self care.

Enrollment

To enroll, complete an Athlete Enrollment/Medical Release Form and return it to Dunford or Evans Recreation Center.

Summer Programs


Onetime $20 per year donation for all activities is requested.

Aquatics

Saturdays, July 1 - Aug. 19
10:30 a.m.
City Lake Aquatic Center



Golf

Thursdays, July 20 - Sept. 7
7 p.m. 
Mesquite Golf Club 



Softball

Tuesdays, Aug. 1 - Sept. 19
6 p.m. 
Evans Ball Field #2



Kayaking

Sunday, Aug. 6 - Sept. 24
2 p.m. 
White Rock Boat House, 
2810 White Rock Rd.