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Young Athletes Information


Young Athletes


Each Spring, Illinois Special Olympics as well as the Southwest Cooperative and District 142 team up to host the Young Athletes Culminating event. This event occurs during the school day on school property. Athletes from Kerkstra Elementary and Ridge Elementary train for 8 weeks during their Physical Education classes in order to participate in such a fun event! All participants must be under the age of nine. Each athlete completes nine motor stations before receiving an award and certificate.



Coach Karyn Kempke


If you have any questions, please contact Karyn Kempke, the Special Olympics Head Coach via email at kkempke@swcccase.org.