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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

  • Aug
    26
    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
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    Charleston
    South Carolina
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    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational

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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM

    Timed races and friendly competition will occur between athletes from Areas around the state. Please join us in making this event safe and fun for all athletes, families and supporters!

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    James Island County Park - Dog Pond
    871 Riverland Dr
    Charleston, South Carolina
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  • Sep
    10
    Aiken to Ride
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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Aiken
    South Carolina
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    Aiken to Ride

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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    This ride will take you through the beautiful horse country of Aiken County. The route is very scenic, and the roads are very good. Ride options of 25, 37, 62 and 100 miles available. Rest stops and SAG support provided, and an after ride meal and showers included with registration. Day of Registration starts at 7:00 a.m. and mass start will begin at 8:00 a.m. A police escort will lead the cyclists out of town for the first three miles. Fees Pre Registration $40.00, Day of $45.00. All proceeds benefit Area 15 Special Olympic Athletes!


    Related Link(s):Register at Active.com

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    Odell Weeks Activity Center
    1700 Whiskey Road
    Aiken, South Carolina
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    Recreation Center. Free Parking. Showers Available. Restrooms Available. After ride meal provided at the outdoor picnic pavilion.
  • Oct 19 - Oct 22
    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship
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    Thu Oct 19 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     
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    Hilton Head Island
    South Carolina
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    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

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    Thu Oct 19 - Sun Oct 22, 2017
     

    Athletes will come from around North America to compete in Levels 1-5 in Singles, Doubles and Unified match play. Van der Meer Tennis Center in the Shipyard Plantation on Hilton Head Island is hosting the event Oct 19-22.

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    Van der Meer Tennis Center
    Po Box 5902
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games
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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     
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    Zayed Sports City
    Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates

    2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games

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    Thu Mar 14 - Thu Mar 21, 2019
     

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, will be the host of the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games. The Games will be held 14 to 21 March in 2019. The Games will span seven days of competition. About 7,000 athletes from more than 170 countries are invited to attend. The Games will feature competition in 24 sports.


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    Opening Ceremony

    Zayed Sports City Stadium
    Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi
    United Arab Emirates
    Zayed Sports City Stadium, is an iconic multi-purpose stadium located in Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is the largest stadium in the UAE with more than 43,000 seats.

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