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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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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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • août 15 - août 12
    Bowling Practice
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    mar. août 15 - mar. août 12, 2025
     
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Bowling Practice

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    mar. août 15 - mar. août 12, 2025
     

    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.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Boulevard Lanes
    4140 Clemson Blvd,
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • août
    21
    Blackout at Green Pond Landing and Sports and Entertainment Center
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    lun. août 21, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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    2 venues
    USA

    Blackout at Green Pond Landing and Sports and Entertainment Center

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    lun. août 21, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM

    We will be selling Blackout t-shirts for $20. Proceeds to support Area 14 Special Olympics. We will also have last years Spring Games t-shirt and waters for sale.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Green Pond Landing
    470 Old Green Pond Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
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    Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center
    3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • août
    23
    Greenville Drive Game
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    mer. août 23, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Greenville
    South Carolina
    USA

    Greenville Drive Game

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    mer. août 23, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    We will be going to show our support to TD Bank, one of our corporate sponsors for South Carolina Special Olympics and a local sponsor for Area 14.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Fluor Field at the West End
    945 S Main St
    Greenville, South Carolina
    USA
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  • août
    26
    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational
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    sam. août 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    location
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational

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    sam. août 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!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    James Island County Park - Dog Pond
    871 Riverland Dr
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • août
    26
    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition
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    sam. août 26, 2017
    location
    Charleston
    South Carolina
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    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition

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    sam. août 26, 2017

    Special Olympics South Carolina welcomes Special Olympics athletes training in the sport of kayaking for a one-day competitive event. The competition provides races for both Unified Sports teams and traditional Special Olympics athletes.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    James Island County Park
    871 Riverland Dr.
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept.
    09
    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit
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    sam. sept. 09, 2017
    location
    Columbia
    South Carolina
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    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit

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    sam. sept. 09, 2017

    Special Olympics South Carolina will host more than 400 middle and high school students from Unified Champion Schools statewide for a one-day leadership conference. The students, with and without intellectual disabilities, will explore ways of leading the Unified Champion School movement in their schools and communities while connecting with other youth leaders who share in this movement.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Columbia Convention Center
    1101 Lincoln St
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept.
    10
    Aiken to Ride
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    dim. sept. 10, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    location
    Aiken
    South Carolina
    USA

    Aiken to Ride

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    dim. sept. 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

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Odell Weeks Activity Center
    1700 Whiskey Road
    Aiken, South Carolina
    USA
    Recreation Center. Free Parking. Showers Available. Restrooms Available. After ride meal provided at the outdoor picnic pavilion.
  • sept.
    12
    Tennis Skills
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    mar. sept. 12, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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    Spartanburg
    South Carolina
    USA

    Tennis Skills

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    mar. sept. 12, 2017
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tennis Skills event for Area 12 tennis athletes. Rain Date will be September 19, 2017


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Spartan High School
    500 Dupre Drive
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept.
    13
    Area 14 Special Olympics Open House
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    mer. sept. 13, 2017
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Area 14 Special Olympics Open House

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    mer. sept. 13, 2017
    07:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    The Open House is open to anyone and everyone interested in participating, coaching, volunteering, and chaperoning. We go over current sports, announce new sports, introduce our staff, volunteers and coaches and answer any questions. We also have a time for sign ups if interested in different sports.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Anderson County Civic Center
    3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept.
    15
    Challenge Day
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    ven. sept. 15, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    location
    Clinton
    South Carolina
    USA

    Challenge Day

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    ven. sept. 15, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    Motor activity program for those that cannot participate in Special Olympics events.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Whitten Center
    28373 U.S. 76 E
    Clinton , South Carolina
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    South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs
  • sept.
    20
    Under 21 Bocce
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    mer. sept. 20, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Spartanburg
    South Carolina
    USA

    Under 21 Bocce

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    mer. sept. 20, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Local Bocce competition for Area 12 athletes to qualify for Fall Games.


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    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    South Carolina School for Deaf and Blind
    355 Cedar Springs Road
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
    USA

Sports Seasons

  • août 17 - oct. 12
    Tennis Practice
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    jeu. août 17, 2017
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Tennis Practice

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    jeu. août 17, 2017

    Athletes come and practice their current tennis skills as well as learn new skills.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Anderson County Civic Center Tennis Courts
    3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept. 11 - mai 03
    Swim Practice
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    lun. sept. 11, 2017
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Swim Practice

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    lun. sept. 11, 2017

    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.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Anderson Area YMCA
    201 E Reed Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • sept. 28 - avr. 26
    Equestrian Practice
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    jeu. sept. 28, 2017
    location
    Seneca
    South Carolina
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    Equestrian Practice

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    jeu. sept. 28, 2017

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

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    location
    Hoppin Horse Farm/ Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center
    135 Jim Joe Rd
    Seneca, South Carolina
    USA

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