Archive for Thursday, July 29, 2010

Area communities form Special Olympics team

July 29, 2010

A new Special Olympics team is forming in southern Leavenworth County.

Called the South County Comets, the team is looking for members and volunteers in Tonganoxie, Basehor, Linwood, Lansing and other area communities.

Potential athletes must be at least 8 years old and 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 delay that require or have required specially-designed instruction.

Those interested in joining the new team can contact Marty McDowell by e-mail at


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