CUSR Mustangs & Athletics

Participant with downs syndrome swimming breast stroke.

Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round sports training in a variety of Olympic-type sports for youth, teens and adults with intellectual disabilities who are 8 years of age or older. CUSR supports the mission of Special Olympics Illinois through participation in the following sports:

  • Aquatics
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Power Lifting
  • Softball

  • Soccer Skills
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball
  • Young Athletes



Ages 13+
GO! FIGHT! WIN! Help encourage our fellow Mustang athletes on our cheerleading squad. Over the course of this program we will learn basic choreography, plus several different cheers. Show your team spirit and join in on the fun! Uniform and pom-poms included in price.

GOALS: Increase overall physical fitness, improve social skills and ability to interact with others, and increase self-confidence.

Date: Sept 21 – Dec 7
Day: Wednesday
Time: 5:30-6:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $100/$150
Min/Max: 6/12
Deadline: September 7
No Door-to-Door Transportation



Ages 13+
The Mustangs are ready to hit the court and get back into action. We will work on the fundamentals as well as work towards competitive team play.

If enough female athletes register and want to do skills rather than compete on the co-ed team, we will try and make this an option.

It is our intent to compete against other area teams. Doing so will be dependent upon COVID-19 restrictions and transportation availability.

GOALS: Increase overall physical fitness, gain knowledge of individual basketball skills and team strategy, and improve team cooperation.

Date: Oct 3 – Dec 19
Day: Monday
Time: 6-7:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $72/$108
Deadline: September 26
No Door-to-Door Transportation



Ages 16+
Want to shoot some hoops but team sports aren’t really your thing? Want a chill place to just curl up with a book or grab some markers and color? Come hang out at Mustangs open gym! Shoot hoops in the gym, play one of our giant board games, or hang in the activity room and socialize with your buds!

GOALS: Improve verbal and social skills, build new friendships, and gain self-confidence and independence.

  • May 21
  • June 4
  • June 18
  • July 2
  • July 16
  • August 6
  • August 20

Day: Saturday
Time: 9-11am
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $5/$7.50
Min/Max: 8/12
Deadline: 1 week prior to program
No Door-to-Door Transportation

Mustang Open Gym Reg >>


Ages 13+
Bocce is a sport that is similar to bowling, but is played in the grass. So, if you want the fun of bowling and the refreshing feeling of being outside, Bocce is your game!

GOALS: Become familiar with the rules of Bocce and improve sportsmanship and teamwork skills.

Date: Sept 1-29, Oct 6-27
Day: Thursday
Time: 4-5p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $38/$57
Min/Max: 4/8
Deadline: 1 week before program
Home-Only Transportation: $65



Ages 13+

Bring your friends to the bowling alley for some fun! Perfect your skills while socializing with your friends and meeting new ones. Participants will be assigned to lanes and can bowl up to two games.

*Participants arriving late will bowl two games, or as long as time allows. 

GOALSImprove social skills and ability to interact with others, learn and practice bowling etiquette, and increase gross motor coordination.


Sep 26-Oct 17 | Monday
Oct 24-Nov 14 | Monday
Nov 21-Dec 12 | Monday
Sep 28-Oct 19 | Wednesday
Oct 26-Nov 16 | Wednesday
Nov 23-Dec 14 | Wednesday

Time: 4-5p
Location: Old Orchard Lanes and Links
Fee(R/NR): $54/$81
Min/Max: 4/16
Deadline: 1 week before program
Home-Only Transportation: $65



Ages 15+
Have fun while improving your health! Participants will enjoy a variety of exercises with workouts that include weightlifting, cardio, yoga, and dance. Equipment will be provided. An Urbana Park District Participation Waiver must be signed by the participant or guardian before attending the class. The waiver can be signed upon arrival to Phillips Rec Center.

NOTE: This program meets every other Tuesday

Date: Sep 13, Sep 27, Oct 11, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22
Day: Every other Tuesday
Time: 4:45p-5:30p
Location: Phillips Rec Center
Fee(R/NR): $72/$108
Min/Max: 3/6
Deadline: September 6
No Door-to-Door Transportation


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