"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt."
      ~ Special Olympics Athlete's Oath
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Inspire Greatness
Special Olympics Rio Rancho is a delegation of Special Olympics New Mexico.  We are a non-profit organization that provides athletic training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Our athletes enjoy camaraderie and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment through participating in our events.
Poly Hockey
Area Competition
ABQ Mayor's Invitational Indoor Track Meet
State Summer
Bocce State
State Track and Field Meet
State Unified
Volleyball Competition
Area 5 Aquatics Meet
State Golf
Keep Rio Rancho Beautiful Community Event
Summer Pool Party
State Basketball Competition
Artistic Gymnastics Competition
Special Olympics
Rio Rancho Twinkle Light Parade
Annual Posole Ole Fundraiser
New Special Olympics New Mexico Medical Forms
Special Olympics New Mexico (SONM) announced that we must begin using new medical forms for 2019.  Use of the new forms became mandatory on January 1, 2019 and the Rockets have begun passing these out for anyone needing to update their medicals.  The new medicals include both an Athlete Registration section and Health History section that must be filled out by the athlete, parent or guardian.
Here is a link to the SONM 2019 Sports update that contains information about the form at the bottom, along with links to the new forms:  SONM 2019 Sports Update & Medical forms.  The links at the bottom of the update includes both English and Spanish versions of the forms and instruction
Rockets Team Shirts and Jerseys
Athletes and partners are supplied with their a Rockets Team shirt or Jersey the first time they participate in a sport that requires one.  This shirt and the athlete's number are paid for by the Rockets.  If the shirt or jersey needs to be replaced due to wear and tear, or outgrowing the old one, it is up to the individual to pay for the replacement (the team will pay for athlete's numbers to be added to the shirt or jersey).  Since these shirts and jerseys are required for some competitions, they need to remain the same for all members of the team.  This means that they may be hemmed for a better fit, but no other modifications should be made (e.g., removing sleeves, adding individual names, etc.)
Poly Hockey Season-ending Surprises
The last week of the Poly Hockey season was full of surprises.  Late winter storms cancelled four of the practices and then made driving to the tournament tricky for many teams.  Those Rockets that made the trip all did very well in their games.  Way to go Rockets!
During the tournament, Chevel Shepherd, winner of the 2018 season of The Voice, made a surprise appearance.  She took time to pose with many of the athletes and their families, and gave an acapella performance of two songs.  THANK YOU CHEVEL!

Four Corners Season starts
Practices for Swimming, Golf and Softball will start the week of June 3rd.  If you did not attend the registration, please contact the head coaches for each sport:  Carla Stalf (314-4499) for Swimming, Joe Grainey (306-8673) for Golf and Gary Dean (379-8179) for Softball

Dog Wash and Hot Dog fundraiser
The SONM Law Enforcement Torch Run and Pet Food Gone Wild are sponsoring a Dog Wash at the Pet Food Gone Wild store parking lot on 2415 Southern in Rio Rancho on Saturday, June 8th from 10 am to 3 pm.  The Rockets will also be selling hot dogs at this event to raise funds for our delegation.

Rio Rancho Rockets Pool Party
The annual Rio Rancho Rockets pool party will be held on Saturday, July 13th at Rainbow Pool.  The party will go from 6:15 pm to 9:00 pm.  More details to be provided later.

Area 5 Swimming Meet
The Area 5 Swim Meet will be held on Sunday, July 21st at the West Mesa Aquatics center

Area 5 Softball Tournament
The Area 5 Softball Tournament will be held at the Los Altos Softball Fields on Saturday, July 27th.

Area 5 Golf Tournament
The Area 5 Golf Tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 31st at the Ladera Golf Course.

Germaine Casey Motorcycle Competition
The 5th Annual Germaine Casey Motorcycle Competition will be held at the Intel Parking lot on August 8th and 9th.  The Rockets will be selling burritos for breakfast and hot dogs for lunch.