"Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."

Special Olympics was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver with the belief that individuals with intellectual disabilities could participate in their communities and in life.  It is the largest, fastest-growing sports program in the world, representing 2 million intellectually disabled athletes in more than 150 countries.

Special Olympics Minnesota began in 1973.  Currently, more than 6000 Minnesotans with intellectual disabilities participate and compete in 18 Olympic-type sports ranging from alpine skiing to aquatics to volleyball.  Atheletes are eligible for training at age six and for competition on the day of their eighth birthday.  There is no upper age limit for participation.  Special Olympics Minnesota divides the state into 12 competition areas with more than 190 active delegations.  For more information on Special Olympics minnesota and the programs offered visit www.specialolympicsminnesota.org.

Marshall Schools Delegation

Marshall and the surrounding area has a delegation of 10 athletes ranging in age from 9-20.  The delegation is coached by Marilyn Strate and Frankie Albitz, both certified at Level II, and the SMSU students, certified at Level I and Level II.  These athletes are able to compete in five different sports: aquatics, athletics, unified basketball, bowling, and Motor Activities Training Program (MATP).  Practices are held at SMSU and the outdoor track at MJHS in Spring.  Marshall Schools Delegation is a part of the Area 8 program of Special Olympics Minnesota.


Below are the twelve athletes of the Marshall Schools Delegation.

Athlete Hometown
Jack Louwagie Marshall
Leah Skaar Minneota 
Lisa Picht Marshall
Ashley Eick Marshall 
Justin Adams Marshall
Judson Brockberg Marshall
Ross Abraham Minneota 
Kevin Mathiowetz Granite Falls
Cameron McPhail Granite Falls 
Samantha Hey Marshall
Courtney Bitker Marshall
Kristi Cole Tracy


March 30, 2008-

Swim Meet- Results - Pictures

May 3, 2008-

Track & Field- Results - Pictures

October 4, 2008-

Bowling Tournament- Results - Pictures

March 26, 2009-

Swim Meet- Results - Pictures

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