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Bringing Special Olympics to Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton Counties

Empowering Abilities. Inspiring Joy.
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Welcome to SOAR Special Recreation

We are the official program partner for Special Olympics Area 8 in the Lowcountry. We offer a wide range of Special Olympics sports for both youth and adults, designed to enhance lives, encourage friendships, and build a stronger community.

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Cocktails On The Coast
Annual Fundraiser

Join us for an elegant evening November 16th at Port Royal Golf Club! Experience the charm of Cocktails on the Coast, featuring exquisite fare, delightful drinks, live music, and a captivating silent auction. All proceeds benefit SOAR Special Recreation, supporting our community's athletes participating in Special Olympics.

Transforming Lives 

Special Olympics in your Community

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Become an Athlete

At SOAR Special Recreation, we are committed to creating inclusive and empowering experiences for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Join our community and be part of a movement that promotes equality, acceptance, and joy through sports and social activities.

Special Olympic female athlete smiling at a competition

Help us give one more person with intellectual disabilities the opportunity for a better, healthier life.

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Charlotte Lewis

Athlete

"I had the opportunity to compete in the Special Olympics Word Games and won a gold medal in kayaking. I am so grateful to have a supportive community that helped make my dreams come true."

Kim Thorn

Volunteer

"The athletes give me such great joy and appreciation for life. They bring a lot of happiness. What a great world it would be if we all could volunteer, even just a little."

Greg Campanyo

Parent

“My son has grown immensely through Special Olympics. It's not just about the sports, but the friendships, confidence, and sense of belonging he has found. Watching him compete and succeed is the greatest joy as a parent. Special Olympics has truly changed our lives.”
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