The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
We are proud to be working with Area 12 Special Olympics to be able to bring a new sport to the lineup... water sports! We are now offering kayaking, canoeing and paddleboarding. Practices will include on land, in the pool and in the lake. We will spend the next 10 months practicing and will begin competing in the summer of 2019.
You must be at least 10 years old to participate in the Special Olympics water sports division.
If you're interested in learning more, contact Kristie Oliver at 864-804-5504.