Our Volunteers


Volunteers play a unique and indispensable role for The RAVE.  We are continually looking for volunteers to join our group either on an on-going basis or for a single event.  The RAVE can use your assistance to plan events, coach or lifeguard, raise funds, or mentor athletes.  If you have the time, please consider volunteering with The RAVE by contacting one of our LSMT members or coaches below to find out how you can assist in an area that interests you.

Local Sports Management Team

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 Certification Coordinator
Louise Anderson Tammy Robotka  Anne Knapp
 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
Fundraising Coordinator Administrative Coordinator / Database / Registration Sports Coordinator
Joe Andrus  Stephen Petersen  Anne Knapp
(952) 432-1660 (952) 432-7672  
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Medical Forms coordinator    
Lisa Wilson    
[email protected]    


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.  Level II certification is the next level and requires a commitment to attend a 2 to 3 hour sports specific certification program. Special Olympics has a specific requirement for Coach to Athlete ratios.  The RAVE is growing and we are always looking for coaches.  If you are interested in coaching, please contact Dave Bodurtha at (952) 432-9111 or any of our LSMT members or coaches.

The Head Coaches

Swimming Basketball Power Lifting
Joe Andrus Kristen Haines  
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Track and Field Tennis  Poly Hockey
Dan Zeller  Mark Springer  Todd Kubinski
Work (612) 629-7874 or
Home (952) 322-8565
(612) 961-0865  
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Softball Bowling & Unified Bowling Bocce
Jim Thorn  Brian Aubitz  
(651) 452-5713    
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