Special Olympics

Alumni Eagles

I am extremely honored to return as Head Coach of the Alumni Eagles. Last year we had the awesome opportunity to debut as a melting pot of both Waubonsie and Neuqua Valley graduates. The comaraderie witnessed was a highlight of the season. Young adult athletes came together as a TEAM to compete in BASKETBALL, ATHLETICS (track and field), BOCCE, and BOWLING. We had a very successful year.

  • 2nd place in our division for Basketball at regionals,
  • 2 athletes qualifed for State in Athletics and both brought back 1st Place Gold Medals!
  • 2 athletes qualified for State in Bocce and also brought back a 1st Place Gold!
  • 1 State qualifier in Bowling

In addition, we were priviledged to have the support of North Central College students as training peers, and the use of North Central Track for training in Athletics.
This year, we are looking forward to the growth of the program by encouraging all eligible young adults to join the Alumni Eagles as a contributing Athlete. We have been working diligently to improve our facilitiy acquistion, support staff, and partnership with North Central College. 

I hope to see many of you in the Burgandy and Gold uniform! Go EAGLES!

    Coach Mertes


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