Heart & Hands

Boerne Blaze Special Olympics (BBSO)

Boerne

210-279-0663

Mission and Vision

We provide local special athletes a safe and supportive environment to enhance their physical and social skills through sports and community awareness.

Boerne Blaze (20.BOE) represents the local delegation of Boerne for Special Olympics Texas - San Antonio area (Area 20).

Description

Population Served: We serve people in the community of Boerne and surrounding areas who have cognitive disabilities (ages 6 and up). Athletes can participate in one or all sports we offer. Each season lasts about 2-3 months, with practices 1-2 times per week in the afternoon (after school). Participation in sports practices like this help teach: teamwork, listening to coaches, respect for fellow athletes, endurance, specific sport skills, rules of the game, and so much more.

Leadership and Organization: We function as a local delegation under Special Olympics Texas - San Antonio Area 20 and hence, follow their rules and regulations. All of our coaches are certified in their areas and up to date on CPR and first aid training as well.

Sports Presently Offered:
Swimming—summer into early fall
Bowling---late summer into mid fall
Indoor Triathlon—mid to late fall
Disc Golf—New sport!!
Basketball—winter
Tennis—late winter to spring
Cycling—spring
Kayaking—summer

To foster more integrated sports and acceptance of our athletes in general, Special Olympics is focusing a lot on unified sports. This is where our special athletes play alongside a “typical” athlete. This gives our athletes good role models, a feeling of worth and inclusion and helps develop self-esteem and respect in both directions.

Financial Information:
None of the coaches, head of delegation, or volunteers receives financial support in any way. Our program is completely funded by volunteerism and financial donations. Donations to SOTX go directly to running the overall state program. To donate to us as a delegation, checks must be made out specifically to BOERNE BLAZE SPECIAL OLYMPICS. Our team account is kept in Austin under the management of SOTX. All monies given to BBSO are used directly for our athletes (facility rentals, equipment, apparel and uniforms, parties, etc.) or indirectly by training our coaches. There are very few administrative costs since we do not have office space. All equipment is kept in our own homes and we use our own computers and printers. We are very good stewards of any money given to us.



Contact us –
Jenny Cashion, Head of Delegation (20.BOE)
Jenny.Cashion@Boerne-ISD.net
210-279-0663
https://www.facebook.com/SOTX20/

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