Area 15 Special Olympics
Area 15 Special Olympics is open to Blount County citizens 8 years & older. The ultimate goal of the program is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society, by offering them fair opportunities to develop and demonstrate their skills and talents through sports training and competition, and by increasing public awareness of their capabilities and needs.
Schools and centers across Blount County participate in these events. However, any person who's school or center does not participate OR any adult who does not attend a school or center is eligible to compete as an independent athlete. Five athletic competitions are held each year.
Volunteers are needed to provide many types of assistance during theses events. Potential volunteers should keep in mind that all competitions are held during regular school hours. To obtain information on ways to contribute your time or financial resources to this important program, please contact Cookie Crowson at 983-9244.
Bowling – September 9-11, 2014 at Crest Bowling Lanes
Softball – October 2014 at Sandy Springs Park
Winter Games – January 2015 at Ober Gatlinburg
Regional Basketball – February 2015 at Maryville College
Basketball – February 2015 at Heritage High School
Powerlifting – March 2015 at Foothills Mall
Track & Field – April 2015 at Heritage High School
*All dates are tentatively set. Please call one month prior to event to confirm - 983-9244.