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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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Sports Offered

Upcoming Events

  • جمادى الثانية 15 - جمادى الثانية 26
    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games
    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     
    6 venues
    Austria

    2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games

    الثلاثاء جمادى الثانية 15 - السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
     

    The 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held in 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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  • جمادى الثانية
    20
    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards
    الأحد جمادى الثانية 20, 1438
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM
    Schladming
    Austria
    USA

    2017 Golisano Global Health Leadership Awards

    الأحد جمادى الثانية 20, 1438
    11:00 AM - 01:30 PM

    Celebrate the Golisano Foundation’s investment in and impact on inclusive health as an example of how partners are helping to change the game for people with intellectual disabilities. 7 partners be honored at this event.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    Sport Royer Hotel
    Europapl. 583
    Schladming, Austria
    USA
  • جمادى الثانية
    26
    Basketball Tournament
    السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
    09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Basketball Tournament

    السبت جمادى الثانية 26, 1438
    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
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  • رجب
    12
    Swim Meet
    الأحد رجب 12, 1438
    01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Swim Meet

    الأحد رجب 12, 1438
    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
  • رجب
    24
    Area 6 Spring Games
    الجمعة رجب 24, 1438
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    North Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 6 Spring Games

    الجمعة رجب 24, 1438
    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
  • رجب
    29
    Area 1 Spring Games
    الأربعاء رجب 29, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Darlington
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 1 Spring Games

    الأربعاء رجب 29, 1438
    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
  • رمضان 07 - رمضان 09
    JIYC Open Regatta
    الجمعة رمضان 7 - الأحد رمضان 09, 1438
     
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    JIYC Open Regatta

    الجمعة رمضان 7 - الأحد رمضان 09, 1438
     

    More details to come - Charleston is proud to host the SE Sailing event for 2017!

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
    James Island Yacht Club
    734 Wampler Dr
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • ذو الحجة
    04
    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational
    السبت ذو الحجة 04, 1438
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
    Charleston
    South Carolina
    USA

    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational

    السبت ذو الحجة 04, 1438
    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)
    James Island County Park - Dog Pond
    871 Riverland Dr
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA

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