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Become a Special Olympic Athlete

Young Athletes Program

2-7 years old

Youth Program

8-18 years old

Adult Program

18 years old and up

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. 

Young Athlete Program


Children ages 2 to 7 enjoy games and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Young Athletes is an early introduction to sports and to the world of Special Olympics. The children learn new things, play and have lots of fun! Parents are encourage to participate with their children.

Sundays starting September 8th

905 Buckwalter Parkway

Bluffton Rec Center

Space is limited. Register today! 

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A smiling  teenage female Special Olympics athlete is showing 2 of her medals that she won.

Youth Program

Youth Programs aim to provide inclusive and engaging sports activities for students of all backgrounds and abilities. We partner with local schools to offer a variety of in-school day sports, ensuring that every child has the opportunity to participate, learn, and grow through physical activity.

Adult Program

Are you ready to join a vibrant community and embrace the excitement of sports? We offer a range of programs designed to empower and inspire athletes of all abilities. Our inclusive environment fosters friendship, fitness, and fun. Whether you're interested in basketball, bocce, or other exciting sports, we have a place for you.

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Sports Offered

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Corn Hole*
Pickle Ball*

Track & Field Event


* Only available  in the Adult Program

"Let me win. But if I can not win, let me be brave in the attempt"

Special Olympic Motto

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