Athletes

3 Required Documents:

  1.  Medical form *Important* – Without a signed medical form  on file, athletes cannot participate in any GSO event, including practices. Please keep in mind that these must be updated every 3 years.
  2.  Athlete and Spectator Code of Conduct
  3.  Photo Release Form

To participate with the organization, each new athlete must have a medical form completed and signed by the athlete’s physician, providing consent for that athlete to participate safely in physical activity. In addition, all athletes must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian. These documents can be found in the section above titled “3 Required Documents.”

Again, we are excited about your interest in becoming part of the Gahanna Special Olympics organization! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns

Click here to learn more about the different sports programs that are available


Basketball (Winter)


Bowling (Fall and Winter)


Equestrian (Spring)


Golf (Summer)


Track and Field (Spring/Summer)

We are excited about your interest in Gahanna Special Olympics and the potential of sharing the joy of sport and friendly competition with you or your athlete. Special Olympics offers an opportunity to improve physical fitness, interact with peers and peer models, and participate in a structured, but fun, learning environment.

We offer six core sports – Basketball, Bowling, Track, Golf, Swimming and Equestrian training for athletes 8 years of age and up. We are an all-volunteer organization with approximately 75 volunteers, which include many of our parents & guardians, as well as community members and teachers from local school districts.

Have a potential athlete who isn’t yet 8? Don’t worry. In 2015, we started a Young Athletes Program to provide motor skill training for younger athletes (3-8 yrs. old).

These sports provide year-round opportunities for our athletes to experience not only the physical benefits of sports training and competition, but also to form wonderful friendships. The social relationships built provide a valuable support system and ‘safety net’ for our athletes and their families.

To participate with GSO, each new athlete must have a medical form completed and signed by the athlete’s physician, providing consent for that athlete to participate safely in physical activity. In addition, all athletes must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian.