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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.
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

1276 Assembly Street
Columbia, SC 29201

+1 (803) 772-1555

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb
    10
    Special Olympics Greenville Basketball Invitational
    Fri Feb 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Greenville
    South Carolina
    USA

    Special Olympics Greenville Basketball Invitational

    Fri Feb 10, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The annual Special Olympics Greenville Basketball Invitational offers competition opportunities in both 5x5 and 3x3 traditional AND unified play. Teams from all over South Carolina are welcome! Registration will open on January 13 and is DUE, Monday, January 30. Lunch is provided to all Athletes, Partners and Coaches. Proof of up-to-date athlete medicals will be required at the event.

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    Venue(s)
    Caine Halter YMCA, Greenville First Baptist, St. Matthew Methodist Church
    Greenville, South Carolina
    USA
  • Feb
    18
    Isle of Palms Polar Plunge
    Sat Feb 18, 2017
    10:30 AM - 02:30 PM
    Isle of Palms
    South Carolina
    USA

    Isle of Palms Polar Plunge

    Sat Feb 18, 2017
    10:30 AM - 02:30 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.


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    Venue(s)
    The Windjammer
    1008 Ocean Blvd
    Isle of Palms, South Carolina
    USA
  • Feb
    21
    Raising Cane's Spirit Night
    Tue Feb 21, 2017
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    2 venues
    USA

    Raising Cane's Spirit Night

    Tue Feb 21, 2017
    05:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    The Mount Pleasant and Dorchester stores of the Raising Cane's franchise has partnered with Area 6 Special Olympics, and offered to donate 15% of their proceeds toward local programs. Customers are encouraged to drop their receipt into a donation bucket after ordering their meal.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Raising Cane's
    9490 Dorchester Rd
    Summerville, South Carolina
    USA
    Raising Cane's
    1777 N Hwy 17
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
    USA
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  • Mar 14 - Mar 25
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    Tue Mar 14 - Sat Mar 25, 2017
     

    The Special Olympics World Winter Games were held in Austria in 1993 and will be returning to the country in 2017. The Games will be held throughout Austria in three primary locations: in Graz (the second largest city in Austria and capital of the Styria region), Schladming (host city of the Alpine Skiing World Championships in 1982 and 2013) and Ramsau (host city of the Nordic Skiing World Championships in 1999).


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Opening Ceremony
    Planai-Hochwurzen-Bahnen
    Coburgstraße 52
    Schladming
    Austria
    Team Competitions
    Stadthalle Graz
    Messeplatz 1
    Graz
    Austria
    Competitions in floorball, floor hockey and stick shooting will be held on the first floor of Stadthalle Graz.
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  • Mar
    25
    Basketball Tournament
    Sat Mar 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Basketball Tournament

    Sat Mar 25, 2017
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM

    Local basketball tournament will feature traditional and Unified basketball team games, as well as skill competitions.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Bees Landing Recreation Center
    1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • Apr
    09
    Swim Meet
    Sun Apr 09, 2017
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Swim Meet

    Sun Apr 09, 2017
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Swimming will begin at 1:00 pm, at the Danny Jones pool in North Charleston. Volunteers are wanted for lane timers!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Danny Jones Pool
    1455 Monitor St
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • Apr
    21
    Area 6 Spring Games
    Fri Apr 21, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 6 Spring Games

    Fri Apr 21, 2017
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    The Area's annual Spring Games will be held at Fort Dorchester High School on April 21. Here, young athletes 3-21 will compete in track and field events, and participate in games and concessions at Olympic Town.


    Related Link(s):Sign-up to Volunteer

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Fort Dorchester High School
    8500 Patriot Blvd
    North Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • Apr
    26
    Area 1 Spring Games
    Wed Apr 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Darlington
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 1 Spring Games

    Wed Apr 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    This will be our annual Spring Track and Field day competition.

    Venue(s)
    Darlington High School
    Darlington, South Carolina
    USA

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