For children, teens and adults – all ages.
So do we.
We offer year round options for the recreational, beginner or competitive athlete. Join a team or work on your individual skills. Enjoy all the health, social and personal benefits that are a part of playing sports.
Be a part of one of the largest sports organizations for people with intellectual disabilities. Build skills, compete and make lifelong friends along the way. This is a great way to make sports a part of your life. We offer four seasons of sports to choose from.
Looking to get fit, build skills or try something new? Look no further. These programs are open to all abilities.
Bowling is great for all ages and abilities. Recreational sports are for those who enjoy the fun of sports without the competition. Both offer a great way to stay active and connect with friends.
Benefits & Highlights
- Special Olympics offers both individual and team sports.
- WDSRA serves Special Olympics Area 2 covering far west suburban Illinois.
- Participants have found great social satisfaction being a part of a team.
How To Register
Register online at our registration portal.
For more information on Special Olympics, bowling, or recreational sports, contact the Athletics Department at 630-681-0962.
FAQ & Additional Resources
To participate in a Special Olympics program your child must be identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delays that require or have required specially designed instruction.
Special Olympics programs require you to be 8 years of age or older. The Special Olympics Young Athletes program is available for children ages 2-7.
There are several non-competitive athletic programs offered throughout the year. Check under the Bowling and Recreational Sports icon.
WDSRA Athletics uses the Bonzi Team management software for all communication and schedule information. Once you are assigned to your team each season you will receive an email invitation that will link you to your specific team page.
- Must be at least 8 years old
- Identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disabilities, cognitive delays as measured by formal assessment or significant learning or vocational problems due to cognitive delays that require or have required specially designed instruction
WDSRA is now using a new system called BonziTeam to publicize our team schedules. This allows us the opportunity to have all information in one area for our teams and allows parents easy access. This system also has an App for smartphones to allow all information right at your finger tips. At the beginning of the season athletes and parents receive an email from the system inviting them to the schedules. If you are a family member or friend who would like access to the schedules you can call the WDSRA office and request an invite.
“I am so happy to have a place for my son to go to be with other kids and do fun, summer activities. He absolutely loves it and still asks for it!”