Special Olympics

Special Olympics Greenville

The Special Olympics program offers training and competition in 15 different sports. .Two full time Recreation District staffers direct these programs with help from hundreds of community volunteers.  There are no fees for Special Olympics programs. To register, contact Area Director Lara Ceisel at 288-6470 (ext. 120) or via e-mail lceisel@gcrd.org.

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Special Olympics Zumbathon!…

Special Olympics Greenville presents the 2014 Zumbathon! This fundraising event benefits athletes and coaches attending the 2014 Special Olympics Games in New Jersey. Join us at the Pavilion for Zumba, raffle, lunch, and fun!
When: Saturday, May 3, 2014 10am-12pm
Where: Pavilion Ice Rink, 400 Scottswood Road, Taylors, SC 29687
Cost: $15
Click Here To Register Online!
For more information contact Lara Ceisel at lceisel@gcrd.org.

Special Olympics Spring Games 2013 Opening Ceremonies


Donations can be made to Special Olympics Greenville.

Please send checks to 4806 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors, SC 29687.

Thank you for your support!

Get Involved:

Want to volunteer?  Complete the Volunteer Application Form and return it to the SOG office. No sport knowledge is boyneeded,  just a desire to serve. .

Special Olympics Volunteer Form .


Want to participate?  Have a medical doctor complete the Medical Form and return it to the SOG office.  Athletes must by 8 years of age or older to participate. .

Athlete Medical Form .

Athlete Release Form

2014 Sports, Events, and Fundraising Schedules

Click on sport or event to see the schedule. Please contact Lara Ceisel: (864) 288-6470 ext. 120 or lceisel@gcrd.org to find out how you can participate in or volunteer with Special Olympics.  Thank You!

Winter Basketball

Date & Times: Mondays from 7:45 – 9:00 pm

December 16

January 20

January 27

February 3

February 7 – Greenville Invitational – 9:30 am – 1:00 pm – Caine Halter YMCA

February 10

February 17

February 24

March 3

March 10

March 17

March 24

March 31

Date TBD – State Tournament in Columbia, SC

Coaches: Aaron Thompson, Brittany Bynum, Desiree Feix, Will George

Location: Caine Halter YMCA (off Cleveland Street)

Basketball Season 2013 – 14


Date & Times: Tuesdays, 7 – 8 pm

February 4, 2014
February 11, 2014
February 18, 2014
February 25, 2014
March 4, 2014
March 11, 2014
March 18, 2014
March 25, 2014
April 1, 2014
April 8, 2014
April 15, 2014
April 22, 2014
April 29, 2014

May 2-4, 2014 – SUMMER GAMES – Fort Jackson, SC

Coaches: Jeannine Smith

Location: Westside Aquatic Complex

2014 Swim Season

Spring Games

Date & Times:  April 9th, 2014 (Rain Date April 10th)

Location: Furman University

More info coming soon.

2014 Special Olympics US Summer Games

Date & Times:  June 14th – 21st, 2014

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

More info coming soon.

Washington Center Challenge Day

Date & Times:  September 26th, 2014 – 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Bob Jones University Greenville, SC

Fall Games

Date & Times:  October 10th – 12th, 2014

Location: Pavilion Recreation Complex

More info coming soon.

Help support Special Olympics Greenville and Special Olympics.

Cops on Top of a Doughnut Shop

Special Olympics Fundraiser

Date:  TBD

Location: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts 302 N. Pleasantburg Drive Greenville, SC

Greenville Giver's Gain Gala

Special Olympics Upstate Fundraiser  (Black Tie Optional)

Date & Times:  TBD

Location: Greenville Marriott 1 Parkway East Greenville, SC


To attend or sponsor this event, please email lceisel@gcrd.org.

Thank you SSI for supporting Special Olympics!