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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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
    USA

    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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    Venue(s)
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    Boulevard Lanes
    4140 Clemson Blvd,
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • ذو القعدة 27 - محرم 10
    Masters Bowling
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    السبت ذو القعدة 27 - السبت محرم 10, 1439
     
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    Myrtle Beach
    South Carolina
    USA

    Masters Bowling

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    السبت ذو القعدة 27 - السبت محرم 10, 1439
     

    Great practice and bowling competition. We love bowling.


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    Venue(s)
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    Myrtle Beach Bowl
    01 Philip Gray Dr
    Myrtle Beach , South Carolina
    USA
    Bowling Lanes
  • ذو الحجة 16 - محرم 08
    Tennis Practice
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    الخميس ذو الحجة 16 - الخميس محرم 08, 1439
     
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    Conway
    South Carolina
    USA

    Tennis Practice

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    الخميس ذو الحجة 16 - الخميس محرم 08, 1439
     

    Tennis practice and competing with other athletes to prepare for competition


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    Venue(s)
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    Collins Park in Conway
    1100 16th Ave
    Conway , South Carolina
    USA
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  • محرم
    09
    Washington Center Challenge Day
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    الجمعة محرم 09, 1439
    09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Greenville
    SC
    USA

    Washington Center Challenge Day

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    الجمعة محرم 09, 1439
    09:30 AM - 02:00 PM

    Challenge Day highlights over 100 student/athletes from Washington Center, who compete, in MATP/developmental activities, after an entire season of training. Student/athletes are paired with more than 200 volunteer athlete helpers from Bob Jones University, and another 200 student volunteers assist with events and Olympic Town. From Opening Ceremony to Awards, this is a must-attend event. So join us on Sept 29 to cheer on our Washington Center Athletes!


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    Venue(s)
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    Bob Jones University Davis Field House
    1700 Wade Hampton Blvd.
    Greenville, SC
    USA
  • محرم
    14
    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit
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    الأربعاء محرم 14, 1439
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
    USA

    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit

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    الأربعاء محرم 14, 1439

    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.


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    Venue(s)
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    Columbia Convention Center
    1101 Lincoln St
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • محرم
    25
    Bowling Tournament
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    الأحد محرم 25, 1439
    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Bowling Tournament

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    الأحد محرم 25, 1439
    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM

    The Bowling Tournament will take place on October 15th at Sandpiper Lanes in North Charleston, South Carolina.

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    Venue(s)
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    Sanpiper Lanes
    3291 Ashley Phosphate Rd
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
    Bowling Lanes
  • محرم
    27
    Raising Cane's Percentage Night
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    الثلاثاء محرم 27, 1439
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Raising Cane's Percentage Night

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    الثلاثاء محرم 27, 1439
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Join us for a night on the town raising money for Special Olympics South Carolina!


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    Venue(s)
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    Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
    7225 Rivers Ave
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
    Great Chicken!
  • محرم
    27
    Volleyball Compeition
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    الثلاثاء محرم 27, 1439
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Campobello
    South Carolina
    USA

    Volleyball Compeition

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    الثلاثاء محرم 27, 1439
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Teams from around Area 12 be sure to get your practice in for this great local competition!


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    Venue(s)
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    Landrum High School
    18818 Asheville Hwy
    Campobello, South Carolina
    USA
  • محرم 29 - صفر 02
    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship
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    الخميس محرم 29 - الأحد صفر 02, 1439
     
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    Hilton Head Island
    South Carolina
    USA

    Special Olympics North America Tennis Championship

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    الخميس محرم 29 - الأحد صفر 02, 1439
     

    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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    Venue(s)
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    Van der Meer Tennis Center
    Po Box 5902
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
    USA
  • صفر 21 - صفر 23
    South Carolina State Fall Games
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    الجمعة صفر 21 - الأحد صفر 23, 1439
     
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    Greenville
    South Carolina
    USA

    South Carolina State Fall Games

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    الجمعة صفر 21 - الأحد صفر 23, 1439
     

    Special Olympics South Carolina welcomes and estimated 1700+ athletes, partners and coaches for the annual State Fall Games with competitions offered in bocce (under 21 years old), bowling (over 21 years old), disc golf, flag football, golf, soccer, and volleyball. Unified Sports and traditional Special Olympics competition events are offered in each of these sports.


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    Venue(s)
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    Various venues
    Greenville
    Greenville, South Carolina
    USA
  • ربيع الثاني
    15
    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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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 القعدة 25 - محرم 22
    Tennis Practice
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    الخميس ذو القعدة 25, 1438
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Tennis Practice

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    الخميس ذو القعدة 25, 1438

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

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    Venue(s)
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    Anderson County Civic Center Tennis Courts
    3027 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • ذو الحجة 20 - شعبان 17
    Swim Practice
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    الإثنين ذو الحجة 20, 1438
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
    USA

    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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    Venue(s)
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    Anderson Area YMCA
    201 E Reed Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • محرم 05 - صفر 20
    Volleyball Practice
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    الإثنين محرم 05, 1439
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
    USA

    Volleyball Practice

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    الإثنين محرم 05, 1439

    Athletes will learn and practice volleyball as a sport. Also, athletes will be working with unified partners.

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    Venue(s)
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    TL Hanna
    2600 SC-81, Anderson
    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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    Venue(s)
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    Hoppin Horse Farm/ Wild Hearts Equine Therapy Center
    135 Jim Joe Rd
    Seneca, South Carolina
    USA

Areas Served