A tournament of their own

Getting involved

Volunteers get hooked quickly

Kansas University student David McKenzie has volunteered with the Douglas County Special Olympics for only a few months, but he’s hooked.

How to get involved with the Douglas County Special Olympics

The local Special Olympics group offers many ways to get involved. The all-volunteer organization participates in sports all year long, including bocce, bowling, golf, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming, and track and field.

Familes come together

Participating in the State Special Olympics basketball tournament can involve the entire family.

The Saathoff family

Thanks to Becky Saathoff, her parents, siblings and even their significant others have all become involved with Special Olympics.

Family connections abound in local Special Olympics

Douglas County Special Olympics athletes, coaches and other volunteers interact so easily that it makes the 80-member crew that traveled to the state basketball and cheerleading tournament in Hays last week seem like one large family.


my2girls 8 years ago

Thank you Shaun and Kevin! These are great articles and videos!

dguenther 8 years ago

Congratulations Douglas County Special Olympics - Jayhawks!!! I know that you all had a great time and brought home a lot of medals. Thanks to LJWorld for their coverage of this special group of athletes. The volunteers and the directors are great and everyone does a wonderful job. Keep up the good work!!

Lesa Weller 6 years, 10 months ago

Shaun and Kevin, Your work with special populations continues to grow and unfold. Wonderful story. Great enthusiasm and deep appreciation of people show in and through your art! Many of us, a lot of us in the community truly enjoy and cherish you both.

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