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.

    Contact information
    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.


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Myrtle Beach Bowl
    01 Philip Gray Dr
    Myrtle Beach , South Carolina
    USA
    Bowling Lanes
  • Aug
    23
    Greenville Drive Game
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    Wed Aug 23, 2017
    05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Greenville
    South Carolina
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    Greenville Drive Game

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    Wed Aug 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)
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    Fluor Field at the West End
    945 S Main St
    Greenville, South Carolina
    USA
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  • Aug
    26
    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
    10:00 AM - 02:30 PM
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    Charleston
    South Carolina
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    Area 6 Kayaking Invitational

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    Sat Aug 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)
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    James Island County Park - Dog Pond
    871 Riverland Dr
    Charleston, South Carolina
    USA
  • Aug
    26
    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition
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    Sat Aug 26, 2017
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    Charleston
    South Carolina
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    South Carolina State Kayaking Competition

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    Sat Aug 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
  • Aug
    29
    Verde Percentage Night
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    Tue Aug 29, 2017
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Mount Pleasant
    South Carolina
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    Verde Percentage Night

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    Tue Aug 29, 2017
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Mention Special Olympics Percentage Night and a portion the proceeds from your meal will directly support Special Olympics Area 6 Programs!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Verde Restaurant
    730 Coleman Blvd
    Mount Pleasant , South Carolina
    USA
  • Aug
    30
    Lagunitas Percentage Night
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    Wed Aug 30, 2017
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
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    Charleston
    South Carolina
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    Lagunitas Percentage Night

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    Wed Aug 30, 2017
    06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

    Come eat with us out on the town and part of the proceeds will go to Special Olympics South Carolina Area 6!


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Lagunitas Charleston Taproom
    161 E Bay St
    Charleston , South Carolina
    USA
  • Sep
    02
    Unified bowling
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    Sat Sep 02, 2017
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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    Little River
    South Carolina
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    Unified bowling

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    Sat Sep 02, 2017
    06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

    Unified bowling practice and competition among athletes and partners .


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    Venue(s)
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    Little River Lanes
    300 Bowling Ln
    Little River , 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


    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Collins Park in Conway
    1100 16th Ave
    Conway , South Carolina
    USA
  • Sep
    09
    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit
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    Sat Sep 09, 2017
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    Columbia
    South Carolina
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    Unified Champion Schools Youth Activation Summit

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    Sat Sep 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)
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    Columbia Convention Center
    1101 Lincoln St
    Columbia, South Carolina
    USA
  • Sep
    10
    Aiken to Ride
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    Sun Sep 10, 2017
    07:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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    Aiken
    South Carolina
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    Aiken to Ride

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    Sun Sep 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

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    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.

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.

    Contact information
    Venue(s)
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    Anderson Area YMCA
    201 E Reed Rd
    Anderson, South Carolina
    USA
  • 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.

    Contact information
    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
    USA

Areas Served