USA: 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

  • Aug 15 - Aug 12
    Bowling Practice
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    Tue Aug 15 - Tue Aug 12, 2025
     
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Bowling Practice

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    Tue Aug 15 - Tue Aug 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.

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    Venue(s)
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    Boulevard Lanes
    4140 Clemson Blvd,
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • Aug 19 - Sep 30
    Masters Bowling
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    Sat Aug 19 - Sat Sep 30, 2017
     
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    Myrtle Beach
    South Carolina
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    Masters Bowling

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    Sat Aug 19 - Sat Sep 30, 2017
     

    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
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    Bowling Lanes
  • Sep 07 - Sep 28
    Tennis Practice
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    Thu Sep 7 - Thu Sep 28, 2017
     
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    Conway
    South Carolina
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    Tennis Practice

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    Thu Sep 7 - Thu Sep 28, 2017
     

    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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  • Sep
    29
    Washington Center Challenge Day
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    Fri Sep 29, 2017
    09:30 AM - 02:00 PM
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    Greenville
    SC
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    Washington Center Challenge Day

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    Fri Sep 29, 2017
    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
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  • Oct
    04
    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit
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    Wed Oct 04, 2017
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
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    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit

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    Wed Oct 04, 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.


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    Venue(s)
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    Columbia Convention Center
    1101 Lincoln St
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • Oct
    15
    Bowling Tournament
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    Sun Oct 15, 2017
    02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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    North Charleston
    South Carolina
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    Bowling Tournament

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    Sun Oct 15, 2017
    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
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    Bowling Lanes
  • Oct
    17
    Raising Cane's Percentage Night
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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    North Charleston
    South Carolina
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    Raising Cane's Percentage Night

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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    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
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    Great Chicken!
  • Oct
    17
    Volleyball Compeition
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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Campobello
    South Carolina
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    Volleyball Compeition

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    Tue Oct 17, 2017
    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
  • 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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    Venue(s)
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    Van der Meer Tennis Center
    Po Box 5902
    Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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  • Nov 10 - Nov 12
    South Carolina State Fall Games
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    Fri Nov 10 - Sun Nov 12, 2017
     
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    Greenville
    South Carolina
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    South Carolina State Fall Games

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    Fri Nov 10 - Sun Nov 12, 2017
     

    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
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  • Jan
    02
    Coach Certification
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    Tue Jan 02, 2018
    09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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    Coach Certification

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    Tue Jan 02, 2018
    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

  • Aug 01 - May 31
    Horseback Riding
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    Tue Aug 01, 2017
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    Horseback Riding

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    Tue Aug 01, 2017

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


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  • Aug 17 - Oct 12
    Tennis Practice
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    Thu Aug 17, 2017
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Tennis Practice

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    Thu Aug 17, 2017

    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
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  • Sep 11 - May 03
    Swim Practice
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    Mon Sep 11, 2017
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Swim Practice

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    Mon Sep 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.

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    Venue(s)
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    Anderson Area YMCA
    201 E Reed Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
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  • Sep 25 - Nov 09
    Volleyball Practice
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    Mon Sep 25, 2017
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    Anderson
    South Carolina
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    Volleyball Practice

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    Mon Sep 25, 2017

    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
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  • Sep 28 - Apr 26
    Equestrian Practice
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    Thu Sep 28, 2017
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    Seneca
    South Carolina
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    Equestrian Practice

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    Thu Sep 28, 2017

    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
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