The mission of The RAVE is to provide quality year-round training and competition opportunities to Special Olympics athletes.  To ensure a successful program, the Local Sports Management Team (LSMT) coordinates the activities of The RAVE by following guidelines created by Special Olympics Minnesota.  The members of the LSMT hold specific positions, as noted below, with defined duties to better serve the team’s needs. The LSMT meets quarterly to develop and implement a plan of action including a budget, provide team oversight and guidance, and determine and monitor The RAVE’s programs and services.

Head of Delegation / LSMT Coordinator / Registration Coordinator
Finance Coordinator
Sports Coordinator
Louise Anderson Brian Aubitz
Anne Knapp
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Fundraising Coordinator Administrative Coordinator / Database / Registration Medical Forms coordinator
Joe Andrus Stephen Petersen  Lisa Wilson
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Within The RAVE’s program, coaches play a unique and indispensable role.  They provide the sports skills and spirit that define a true athlete; they are role models and character builders.  Coaches give Special Olympics athletes the most immediate awareness of their own worth, ability, courage and capacity to grow and improve.  We use volunteer coaches for all of our sports.  Most of our volunteers are parents, siblings, or people willing to spend a small amount of time and get a huge reward.   In order to coach, one must minimally be Level I certified.  This usually takes less than an hour by simply submitting a brief application and completing a short on-line training session that gives general information about Special Olympics and working with athletes.  Level II certification is online training that is sport specific. Special Olympics has a specific requirement for Coach to Athlete ratios.The RAVE is growing and we are always looking for coaches. Please contact Anne Knapp at ravesp[email protected] or any of our LSMT members or coaches.

RAVE Head Coaches
Power Lifting
Joe Andrus Kristen Haines  
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Track and Field Tennis  Poly Hockey
Dan Zeller  Mark Springer  Steve Byrnes
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Softball Bowling & Unified Bowling Bocce
Jim Thorn  Brian Aubitz Megan Chamos
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