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Special Olympics Greenville

Spring Games 2017 – NEW DATE!

NEW DATE: Friday, April 21, 2017 at Furman University
(Due to rain the event has been officially moved to April 21st)

The Special Olympics program offers training and competition in 15 different sports. .Two full-time Greenville County Rec staffers direct these programs with help from hundreds of community volunteers.  There are no fees for Special Olympics programs.

Attractions Coupon Books $20

Save and support Special Olympics Greenville. Purchase an Attractions coupon book for only $20 and get more than $5,400 in actual savings! Proceeds benefit Special Olympics athletes. Buy your book at Greenville Rec’s Admin Office (4806 Old Spartanburg Rd, Taylors, SC).
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Call for Volunteers!

boySpecial Olympics Greenville is in need of dedicated volunteers to assist at a variety of weekly sports practices (typically one hour/week for 8 weeks).  No sport knowledge is needed, just a desire to serve. Ongoing volunteers will be required to complete an online Class A Volunteer Application (includes a background check), through Special Olympics South Carolina. One-day event volunteers are not required to complete this application but can contact Lara Ceisel (Lceisel@greenvillecounty.org) for more information.

Want to become an athlete?

Have a medical doctor complete the Medical Form, a parent or guardian complete the Athlete Release Form, and return them to the SOG office.  Athletes must by 8 years of age or older to participate. .

Athlete Medical and Release Form

2017 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@greenvillecounty.org to find out how you can participate in or volunteer with Special Olympics.  Thank You!


2017 Winter/Spring Season:  January – March

Mondays, 7:45 – 8:45 pm, at the Caine Halter YMCA

First Meeting: Monday, December 19 from 8 – 9 pm

Practice Schedule:

Mon, Jan 9, 2017
No practice 1/16/17
Mon, Jan 23, 2017
Mon, Feb 6, 2017
Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Mon, Feb 20, 2017
Mon, Feb 27, 2017
Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Mon, Mar 27, 2017

Greenville Invitational:
February 10, 2017
9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Caine Halter YMCA


2017 Spring Season: Practices will be held at Aldersgate Methodist Church 7 Shannon Dr, Greenville, SC 29615 Wednesdays, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Beginning March 15

Spring Games - April 21, 2017

Friday April 21, 2017 at Furman University.

Contact Lara Ceisel at lceisel@greenvillecounty.org to volunteer


2017 Spring Season

Tuesdays, 6:60-7:30 pm and 7:30-8:30 pm
Westside Aquatic Complex (2700 W. Blue Ridge Drive, Greenville, SC 29611)

Summer Games - May 5-7, 2017

May 5-6, 2017 Fort Jackson (Columbia, SC)

Fall Games - November 10-12, 2017

Date:  November 10-12, 2017
Location: Greenville, SC


March – May: Bowling (Saturdays, 1:00 – 3:00 pm) AMF Star Lanes

Flag Football

Pavilion Recreation Complex 400 Scottswood Rd, Taylors
2017 Fall Season:  September – October Thursdays 6 – 7 pm


Fall Season: September – October


Carolina Springs 1680 Scuffletown Rd.

Tee times after 3 pm: Mon, Tues & Wed


Butler Springs Park 301 Butler Springs Rd

Thursdays, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Spring Season: February 16 – March 16

February 16
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16

Fall Season: September-October


Pavilion Recreation Complex 400 Scottswood Rd, field on corner of Scottswood and Old Spartanburg Rd.

2017 Fall Season:  September – October

Wednesdays: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Help support Special Olympics Greenville and Special Olympics.

Let Me Be Brave

Saturday, April 8 – Conestee Park

Register for the 10K, 5K or 1 mile fun run benefiting Special Olympics Greenville.

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IMG_1982Friday, April 28th  Pavilion Recreation Complex

$10 Donation Per Person

Register Here

Enjoy Zumba, dinner, raffle, and more!

Thank you to our 2017 Zumbathon sponsors!

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Greenville Givers Gain Gala

Date: TBD at 7pm Location: Greenville Marriott 1 Parkway East Greenville, SC Single ticket $50, couple $75, table $750. Black tie optional.

To learn more or sponsor this event, please email lceisel@greenvillecounty.org.

Alliance Gym Logo Resize Thank you to Alliance Gym for supporting Special Olympics!


Alliance Special Olympics


Thank you to Sportsclub for supporting our Special Olympics Cheerleaders, the Greenville Starz!

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