Basketball begins December 1st. For more information, please contact info@palouseymca.org or call (509) 332-3524


Seasonal sports, including bowling, basketball, and track and field provide social, physical, and emotional growth opportunities for community members with developmental disabilities ages 8 and up. Each season, we welcome new athletes of all intellectual and physical ability levels and offer the opportunity for each athlete to compete to the best of his or her ability level. These programs foster healthy living strategies, courage, joy, and lifelong friendships. Each season ends with team participation in East Regional Tournaments, with opportunities to qualify for State Games. There is also an end of season party to congratulate the athletes for all of their hard work! Go Cougs!

About the Program

Contact the Y at info@palouseymca.org for more information!

*If your athlete is new to Special Olympics, they must fill out an Application for Participation (AFP) and submit to the YMCA of the Palouse. New athletes who are 18 and up will also be required to complete a background check through the YMCA of the Palouse. AFP's will require a doctor's signature, AFP's without a doctors signature will not be accepted. Forms are valid for 3 years. Forms can be found in the resources section below.

Sports Offered

Bowling: September - November at Zeppoz Bowling Alley (780 SE Bishop)

Basketball: November - January in Sunnyside Elementary Gym (425 SW Shirley)

Track and Field: March - May at the Lincoln Middle School track (315 SE Crestview) 


Special Olympics Athlete's Application for Participation