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JC Parks Stars (formerly Special Olympics Jefferson City)

JC Parks Stars (formerly Special Olympics Jefferson City) is a year-round sports training program for any Jefferson City or Area resident, having intellectual disabilities or handicapping conditions because of cognitive delays.  

Our athletes participate in the Special Olympics games.  This provides athletes the opportunity to develop physical fitness, gain self-confidence, build a more positive self-image and form friendships with other Special Olympians. 

Program Fees:  All athletes will need to pay for their state fees as charged by Special Olympics MO (see registration forms).  Transportation fee is $10 per trip per event.

All athletes are asked to participate in any fundraiser that Special Olympics Jefferson City offers to offset the cost of transportation to area, regional and state events, rent practice space and to purchase new uniforms and equipment as needed.

Age Divisions:
Youth (8-15 years old)
Adult (16 years of age and older)

 Volunteer Coaches Needed - if you would like to volunteer to coach, please contact James Reinkemeyer!

Indoor Programs   
Sport Practices  Divisions
Bowling  Lincoln University (Nov-March) Singles, Doubles or Team
Basketball  SOMO/Blair Oaks (Nov-March) Team Skills, Half-Court or Full Court
Area Bowling (November 16-17 - Fulton) ~ Area Basketball (January 18, 2020 - Columbia)  
Basketball Regionals: ?
State Indoor Games: March 20-21, 2020 - St. Charles


Summer Programs  
Sport Practices  Divisions
Volleyball The LINC (Sundays 6-7:30pm) Regulation or Modified
Track and Field  Blair Oaks High School (Thursdays 5-7pm) Up to 3 events plus relay 
Swimming  Knowles YMCA (Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm)  
Area Track & Field:  TBA 
Area Volleyball:  TBA
State Summer Games -Columbia, MO


Outdoor Programs  
Sport Practices  Leagues 
Softball Washington Park/Binder Softball Complex (June-September)  coach-pitch, regulation
Bocce Special Olympics Training for Life Campus (July-September) singles, doubles, or team
Golf Oak Hills (July-September)  individual skills, 9 hole, 18 hole
Area Softball: July 26, 2019 (Columbia)
Area Golf:  August 22, 2019 (Columbia)
Area Bocce: September 7, 2019 (Jefferson City)
Regionals (Softball): August 3, 2019 (Afton)
State Outdoor Games - September 27-29, 2019 (Jefferson City)

If you or someone you know is interested in participating in one, several, or all of our sporting events,  please contact the Department of Parks and Recreation. Signing up consists of completing a form designating the sports in which you would like to participate, a medical information form and release form. For more information on how you can get someone involved, please contact James Reinkemeyer (573-634-6482) at the Parks and Recreation Department.