The mission of Bellevue Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Weekly Events with Bellevue Special Olympics

Hopefully those of you who support the Special Olympics Nebraska had a great time getting wet and cold during the Polar Plunge yesterday at Lake Cunningham!  We at the Clubhouse are very proud and impressed by all of you who participated!  As we were looking at your pictures, we found out about a number of weekly events that the Bellevue Special Olympics team put on that you might want to consider attending in the future.

  • Sunday Bowling – The Bellevue Special Olympics meet at Leopard Lanes in Bellevue from 1 to 4 PM.  Athletes play for free and volunteers can play for only $5.  Bowling continues from now through March 18.
  • Aquatics Practice – It’s always a challenge to find a good spot to teach out special needs kiddos to swim, isn’t it?  No more.  The Bellevue Special Olympics has arranged time on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the LIED Activity Center just for our kiddos.  We think it’s just $5 for entry fee.  Practices will continue from now through May 27.
  • Basketball Practice – The Bellevue Special Olympics meet at Wake Robin Elementary School for an evening of basketball practice every Wednesday from 6 to 8 PM.  Practices will continue from now through March 28.

Our condolences to the Bellevue Special Olympics and their bowlers for the loss of one of their volunteers, Rich Edwards, last week during the winter storm.  Saints like Rich are too few and far between these days, and it saddens us to know that someone who gave so much so willingly is no longer with us.

For more information about Bellevue Special Olympics, feel free to reach out to Frank Mack, the Head of Delegation, at frank.mack@bellevuespecialolympics.org.

A special thanks from all of us at the Clubhouse to the Bellevue Special Olympics for putting in the time and effort for these weekly activities!  We look forward to seeing what you have in store for our kiddos later in 2018.

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Brad Wendel

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska (GO BIG RED) and live there with my wife Mindi and our 5-year old son, Alex. Alex was diagnosed on the Spectrum in the Spring of 2014. Originally non-verbal, Alex has made massive leaps in speech and motor development thanks to local therapists, teachers, assistants and countless recreational and educational activities available to residents of the Omaha area. I promise to work hard and make sure you are aware of everything available to you and your special needs children.

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