Today (April 21) Presbyterian College’s Bailey Memorial Stadium came alive, again, with the sights and sounds of the Special Olympics. This is general information about the Special Olympics, specifically the area games in 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.
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.
Download the Special Olympics South Carolina Fact Sheet here.
Special Olympics South Carolina Contact Info
109 Oak Park Drive
Irmo, SC 29063
+1 (803) 772-1555
Area 1: Florence, Dillon, Marion
Area 2: Chesterfield, Marlboro, Darlington
Area 3: Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Orangeburg
Area 5: Abbeville, Greenwood, Laurens, McCormick, Newberry
Area 6: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Area 7: Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland
Area 8: Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper
Area 9: Georgetown, Williamsburg
Area 10: Clarendon, Lee, Sumter
Area 11: Chester, Lancaster, York
Area 12: Cherokee, Spartanburg, Union
Area 15: Aiken, Edgefield, Saluda
PC Facebook photos here.
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