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Special Olympics and Recreation Programs

The Special Olympics Program provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type activities for all children and adults with cognitive disabilities.

The Special Recreation Program provides leisure and educational programs for individuals with special needs in and around the La Crosse Area.

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Registration & More Information
Interested in learning more about our program or want to register?  Please call our office at 608.789.7596 for more information, or to be placed on the mailing list to receive registration information.  The Special Recreation office is located at Black River Beach Neighborhood Center, 1433 Rose Street, La Crosse WI 54603.  Our mailing address is 400 La Crosse Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601.

Click here to view the Special Recreation Activity Guide!


Volunteers are always needed to help out with programs, practices and special events.  If you are interested in volunteering on a regular basis with trips, activities and sports practices, please call the Special Recreation Volunteer Coordinator at 608.789.7596 to schedule a mandatory volunteer orientation.  If you are interested in volunteering with one day, special events, please click here to see what opportunities are available.

Staff Contact List
Please feel free to contact our helpful staff with any questions you may have at 608.789.7596 or via e-mail:

Kerry Gloede, Special Recreation Supervisor,

Kat Barkhahn
, Special Olympics Sports Coordinator,

Megan Trotter, Special Event Volunteer Coordinator,

Kassie Dorman, Special Events Coordinator,

Aaron Thorn, Marketing Coordinator,

Jeremy Marzofka, Unified Programs Coordinator,

Nicholas Byron, Special Olympics Volunteer Coordinator,

Mariah Schaut, Special Recreation Clubs, Parties, & Trips Coordinator,

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