Area 15 Special Olympics

Area 15 Special Olympics is open to Blount County citizens 8 years & older. The ultimate goal of this program is to help persons with intellectual disabilities participate as productive and respected members of society at large, 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 throughout Blount County participate in these events.  However, any person whose 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.  The following 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.

Events include:

Winter Games – January 31-February 2 at Ober Gatlinburg

Regional Basketball – February 13, 2016 at Maryville College

Basketball – February 24, 2016 at Heritage High School

Powerlifting – Date and location to be announced.

Track & Field – April 20, 2016 at Heritage High School (Rain Date:April 21)

Bowling – Crest Bowling Lanes – Dates to be announced.

*All dates are tentatively set.  Please call one month prior to event to confirm - 983-9244.

Tennessee State Special Olympics