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Special Olympics Idaho Management Team & Coaches

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Special Olympics Idaho is recruiting a management team to support local athletes in the Lewiston area. A management team will have multiple coordinators who organize different aspects of the local team. Roles will include a Local Program Coordinator who oversees the local management team, a Sports Coordinator who oversees the coaches and training seasons, an Events Coordinator, and a Community Outreach Coordinator.

Special Olympics Idaho offers a year round sports and training program. Local teams may recruit different volunteers to lead different seasons throughout the year. Training is offered to onboard new volunteers and all volunteers must complete a background check in order to participate.

If you are interested in volunteering on the Local Program Management Team, or if you are interested in being a coach, please contact Opey Penaloga at Special Olympics Idaho by emailing

Interested in Coaching?
Special Olympics Idaho is currently recruiting Fall Bocce Coaches and Winter Sport Coaches for the Lewiston team. Fall Season begins at the start of August. Winter Season begins in November and ends at the start of March. For the Winter Sports Season, Athletes will train in the local Lewiston area and travel for a Regional Winter Competition. Future opportunities to travel with athletes may include Winter Sports Invitationals with other State Programs and World Winter Games. Special Olympics Idaho fundraisers to cover the costs of travel for all Advancing Competitions.

Winter Sports may include:

Floor Hockey

Downhill Skiing

Cross Country



If you are interested in Coaching Summer, Winter or Fall Sports, or volunteering on the Local Program Management Team serving the Lewiston area, please contact the chapter office at the email below.

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PO Box 541, New Plymouth, ID 83655, US

Mission Statement

The mission of 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 continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.


Special Olympics is an unprecedented global movement which, through quality sports training and competition, improves the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and, in turn, the lives of everyone they touch.

  • Special Olympics empowers people with intellectual disabilities to realize their full potential and develop their skills through year-round sports training and competition.

  • As a result, Special Olympics athletes become fulfilled and productive members of their families and the communities in which they live.

  • Special Olympics is an experience that is energizing, healthy, skillful, welcoming and joyful.


People with Disabilities
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Downtown LewistonLewiston, ID 83501



  • Coaching
  • Hockey
  • Snow Sports




  • Background Check
  • Volunteers may spend a couple hours a week during the practice seasons. Opportunities to travel to State Summer Games, USA Games, and World Games as a Coach or Volunteer. Special Olympics Idaho fundraises to provide the costs of travel.
  • All volunteers must pass a background screening in order to participate in the program.

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