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+
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, Boccee is your game!

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

Date: Oct 5 – 26
Day: Thursday
Time: 4 – 5p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $38/$57
Deadline: September 28
House-Only Transportation: $65



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 20 – Dec 6
Day: Wednesday
Time: 5:30 – 6:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $105/$157.50
Deadline: September 14
No Door-to-Door Transportation



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.

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


Sept 25 – Oct 16 | Monday

Oct 23 – Nov 13 | Monday

Nov 20 – Dec 11 | Monday

Sept 27 – Oct 18 | Wednesday

Oct 25 – Nov 15 | Wednesday

Nov 22 – Dec 13 | Wednesday

Time: 4 – 5p
Location: Old Orchard Lanes and Links
Fee(R/NR): $57/$85.50
Deadline: 1 week before program
House-Only Transportation: $65

Transportation Information:

223533-T1 for Monday Bowlers (Sept 25 – Dec 11)
223533-T2 for Wednesday Bowlers (Sept 27 – Dec 13)



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 2 – Dec 18
Day: Monday
Time: 6 – 7:30p
Location: CUSR Center
Fee(R/NR): $77/$115.50
Deadline: September 26
No Door-to-Door Transportation


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