Free Spirits sports provide great opportunities to participate in an array of sports programs year round. Join a sports program and challenge yourself to one of the many competitions that include Mid-America games, Challenge, Special Olympic, and more. A current Special Olympic Kansas physical is required for sport participation.


In order to participate in Special Olympic sport activities a person must also be:

  • 8 years or older
  • Diagnosed with intellectual disabilities.
  • Have significant learning or vocational problems.

Free Spirits Challenge Games

This annual track & field competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports, USA.  Athletes from Kansas and surrounding states will enjoy a day of competition.  Held at Lyle Cooch Stadium in Mulvane.

Free Spirits Endeavor Games

The Derby Free Spirits Physically Challenged Track team will travel to Edmond, OK for a weekend of competition. Transportation is provided with departure from the DRC.


Drag out those running shoes and warm up those race chairs!  The Free Spirits para track team will practice on Tuesdays at 5pm and Saturdays at 10am at the Derby North Middle School track.  Competitions will include Challenge games on May 30 in Mulvane and the Endeavor games in Edmond, OK June 4-7.  Transportation to the Endeavor Games and entry fees to both competitions are provided.  Registration deadline is April 21.


This sport is a splash! Athletes will work on many different strokes; freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke. Events include individual races and relays. The team will compete in the area and state competitions held in Wichita.

Free Spirits TRACK & FIELD

The Free Spirits Track season is racing your way! The team will take part in area and state competitions. Athletes can choose to participate in a variety of events such as the softball throw, long jump, shot put, and walking and running races.