South Carolina

Special Olympics is a global organization that athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches each year. Since the establishment of Special Olympics in 1968, the number of people with and without intellectual disabilities who are involved with the organization has been growing, but the unmet need to reach more people with intellectual disabilities is staggering.
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The Power of Sport. For every Special Olympics athlete, there are many more waiting for their chance.  Help us reach one more person who wants to participate.  
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It’s at the local level--right here--where interested volunteers meet the athletes. That’s where the perceptions start to change and where the miracle of transformation takes place. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Those activities give them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship.

South Carolina Contact Info

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1276 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

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+1 (803) 772-1555

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Upcoming Events

  • ذو القعدة 23 - صفر 18
    Bowling Practice
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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 23 - الثلاثاء صفر 18, 1447
     
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Bowling Practice

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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 23 - الثلاثاء صفر 18, 1447
     

    Each week athletes come together for bowling practice. We bowl 3 games. Cost is $1.50/game and that includes shoe rental. We bowl year round.

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    Boulevard Lanes
    4140 Clemson Blvd,
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني
    14
    Dunleavy's Pub New Years Day Polar Plunge
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    الإثنين ربيع الثاني 14, 1439
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Sullivans Island
    South Carolina
    USA

    Dunleavy's Pub New Years Day Polar Plunge

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    الإثنين ربيع الثاني 14, 1439
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Raise money for the exceptional athletes of Special Olympics South Carolina and have a blast all at the same time! The fun begins around 9 a.m. at Dunleavy’s Pub on Sullivan’s Island, where people will gather for food and drink. The walk to the beach will begin around 12:30 and plunge will be at 1:00 p.m.


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    Dunleavy's Pub
    2213 Middle Street #B
    Sullivans Island, South Carolina
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني
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    Coach Certification
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    الثلاثاء ربيع الثاني 15, 1439
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Coach Certification

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    الثلاثاء ربيع الثاني 15, 1439
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Coaches certification for various sports to prepare for the upcoming sports season and competition.


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  • جمادى الأولى 15 - جمادى الثانية 12
    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges
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    الخميس جمادى الأولى 15 - الأربعاء جمادى الثانية 12, 1439
     
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    Statewide
    South Carolina
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    South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunges

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    الخميس جمادى الأولى 15 - الأربعاء جمادى الثانية 12, 1439
     

    Multiple Polar Plunge fundraising event take place across the state, mostly during the month of March. Many Unified Champion Schools get involved with the events as a way to raise money and awareness for both Special Olympics South Carolina on a state level as well as their individual school’s Special Olympics program. Youth and other supporters take the plunge into frigid bodies of water on behalf of Special Olympics.


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    Statewide
    Statewide
    Statewide, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
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    Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge
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    السبت جمادى الأولى 17, 1439
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
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    Myrtle Beach
    South Carolina
    USA

    Myrtle Beach Polar Plunge

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    السبت جمادى الأولى 17, 1439
    10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Come join the fun individually or as a team of friends, family, or co-workers! Everyone who participates in the plunge ($50 donation minimum) earns a commemorative Plunge T-shirt. Other gifts awarded as well, based on the amount of your donation, including a special two-night Plunge Weekend package at the Sands Ocean Club for contributions of $1,250 or more (individual contributions only).


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    Sands Ocean Club
    9550 Shore Drive
    Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
    17
    Tega Cay Polar Plunge
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    السبت جمادى الأولى 17, 1439
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Tega Cay
    South Carolina
    USA

    Tega Cay Polar Plunge

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    السبت جمادى الأولى 17, 1439
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Tega Cay PD are proud to sponsor this great event to help people with intellectual disabilities participate in Special Olympics. Raising funds for people in need serves no greater purpose. Join us as we take a leap into chilly Lake Wylie!


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    Tega Cay Beach Club
    4088 Beach Club Lane
    Tega Cay, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
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    Tiger Paw Polar Plunge
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    الأحد جمادى الأولى 18, 1439
    03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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    Seneca
    South Carolina
    USA

    Tiger Paw Polar Plunge

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    الأحد جمادى الأولى 18, 1439
    03:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    It’s the coolest thing you’ll do all year – not to mention you’re creating more opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in Special Olympics — all at no cost to themselves or their families. Must raise a minimum of $35 to participate; T-Shirt included.


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    The Pier
    679 Edinburgh Way
    Seneca, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
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    Beaufort Polar Plunge
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    السبت جمادى الأولى 24, 1439
    09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Port Royal
    South Carolina
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    Beaufort Polar Plunge

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    السبت جمادى الأولى 24, 1439
    09:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    It’s the coolest thing you’ll do all year – not to mention you’re creating more opportunities for athletes with intellectual disabilities to experience the life-changing benefits of participating in Special Olympics — all at no cost to themselves or their families. Schedule Registration: 9:00 a.m. Plunge: 10:00 a.m.


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    Beaufort YMCA
    1801 Richmond Avenue
    Port Royal, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
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    Lake Murray Polar Plunge
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    السبت جمادى الأولى 24, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Lexington
    South Carolina
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    Lake Murray Polar Plunge

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    السبت جمادى الأولى 24, 1439
    10:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Plungers must raise $50 to participate; T-Shirt and lunch included. Schedule of events: 10am - Plunge Kickoff/Registration 11:15am - Costume Contest (2 Categories: Individual and Team) 12pm - PLUNGE TIME!


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    Lake Murray Public Beach
    1888 North Lake Drive
    Lexington, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الأولى
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    Gamecock Polar Plunge
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    الخميس جمادى الأولى 29, 1439
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    Gamecock Polar Plunge

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    الخميس جمادى الأولى 29, 1439
    05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

    Plungers must raise a minimum of $50 to participate; T-Shirt included. Schedule: Registration: 5:00 p.m. Plunge: 6:15 p.m.


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    Maxcy Gregg Park
    1651 Park Circle
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • جمادى الثانية
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    Isle of Palms Polar Plunge
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    السبت جمادى الثانية 01, 1439
    10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
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    Isle of Palms
    South Carolina
    USA

    Isle of Palms Polar Plunge

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    السبت جمادى الثانية 01, 1439
    10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

    Come join the fun individually or as a team of friends, family, or co-workers! Everyone who participates in the plunge - $50 donation minimum - earns a commemorative Plunge T-shirt and tickets for free food and drinks. Other gifts awarded as well, based on the amount of your donation or the money you raise. Plunge party includes fun for all ages, plungers and spectators alike. Party includes food, music, games and door prizes. Plunge merchandise will be available. All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics South Carolina. Schedule of Events: Registration Begins –10:30 AM Plunge Party – 10:30-noon Polar Plunge –noonish Plunge party continues


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    The Windjammer
    1008 Ocean Blvd
    Isle of Palms, South Carolina
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • ذو القعدة 09 - رمضان 16
    Horseback Riding
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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 09, 1438
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    Horseback Riding

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    الثلاثاء ذو القعدة 09, 1438

    Training sessions with Heroes on horseback. Such a fun and great activity for our athletes.


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  • ذو الحجة 20 - شعبان 17
    Swim Practice
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    الإثنين ذو الحجة 20, 1438
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Swim Practice

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    الإثنين ذو الحجة 20, 1438

    Athletes come to work on and practice swimming skills, strokes and times. We also play water basketball at the end of each practice! We meet in the front of the lobby by 6:45pm and pick up is 8pm.

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    Anderson Area YMCA
    201 E Reed Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • محرم 08 - شعبان 10
    Equestrian Practice
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    الخميس محرم 08, 1439
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    Seneca
    South Carolina
    USA

    Equestrian Practice

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    الخميس محرم 08, 1439

    Athletes learn showmanship, proper equine care and flat work. We meet from 10 am-11 am on Thursdays.

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    Hoppin Horse Farm/ Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center
    135 Jim Joe Rd
    Seneca, South Carolina
    USA

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