The Wolfpack

We're So Proud of Our Team

The Wolfpack

The Spokane’s Wolfpack is an adult Special Olympics team. It was founded by Dixie and Pat Costigan in 2008. Initially, the team participated in Bowling and had a small number of athletes. Through Pat and Dixie’s enthusiasm and commitment to the program,  the team has grown to 180 athletes and is now one of the largest Special Olympics teams in Washington! The athletes participate in Softball, Bowling, Basketball, and Track & Field, with the hope of adding Soccer in Spring 2016.

Spokane’s Wolfpack participates in Special Olympics Washington events, including regional and state tournaments.

Basketball

Head Coaching Staff:

Head Coach: Chuck Howland

Individual Skills: Shannon Lynch & Christena Georgas-Burns

Team Skills: Sandi Collins & Terry Walline

Red Team: Laura Piper & Dixie Costigan

Blue Team: Vonni Mitchell & Chuck Howland

Black Team: Joe Michael & Terry Walline

White Team: Crim Piper & Bobbi Jo Anger

Unified Team: Sean Burns & Christena Georgas-Burns

Basketball is one of Spokane Wolfpack’s most popular sports! The Wolf Den hosts weekly practices from November to March for every spectrum of skills, from individual skill development to a unified (athlete-partner) team. The athletes have various opportunities to compete against local and regional teams, hosting rival teams and traveling to Cheney, WA and Pullman, WA. At the end of the season, the team loads buses to Wenatchee, WA to experience a weekend of basketball as part of the Washington State Winter Games.

Track and Field

Head Coaches: Sean Burns & Christena Georgas-Burns, former Division I College Track & Field Athletes

Distance Squad Coach: Joe Ehle

The track and field season runs from mid-March to the end of May and culminates in the Washington State Summer Games at Fort Lewis-McCord Military Base. Athletes prepare for competitions in weekly practices, focusing on overall fitness, mobility, coordination, and fun! Events available for athletes to participate in include running, walking, softball throw, shot put, and jumping events.

Soccer

Head Coach: Crim Piper

Soccer is new this year! If we have enough interest, athletes on Spokane’s Wolfpack can play soccer! The season runs in the spring and culminates at the Summer Olympic Games in Tacoma, WA. More information available soon!

Softball

Head Coaches: Annette Howland & Chuck Howland

Softball season runs from June to August. The Wolfpack athletes practice weekly and various teams are available based on skill level. The teams have the chance to compete against regional competitors at the regional tournament in Tri-Cities, and state competitors in Everett, WA. Athletes learn the rules of the game, fundamentals of the game, and how to have fun and stay safe during hot summer practices and games!

Bowling

Head Coach: Bobbi Jo Anger-Locke

Bowling season runs from September to November. Athletes practice weekly for two hours at a local bowling alley, North Bowl. Coach Bobbi Jo focuses on technique, etiquette, and safety while allowing for an entertaining night of bowling with friends! The state bowling tournament is held in Spokane, which means lots of fans and easy travel to the tournament!