Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

  1. Email: webparksrec@auburnalabama.org
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Elizabeth Kaufman

Special Programs Coord

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2939
  2. Email: ekaufman@auburnalabama.org

Auburn Parks and Recreation supports Special Olympics by sponsoring teams for many of the Special Olympic events. Currently we support athletes for basketball, bowling, golf, powerlifting, volleyball, flag football, swimming, and track and field events. Practices take place throughout the year (depending on the sport) with the help of local Special Olympics’ volunteer coaches. You must be at least 8 years of age and meet the requirements of the Alabama Special Olympic Guidelines in order to participate.ALL

PRACTICES NOW IN SESSION! Please watch the City of Auburn Brochure for details.

Swimming: 4-5pm on Wednesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX)

Basketball: 4:30-5:30pm on Fridays (DRRC Gym)

Bowling: 1-3pm on Mondays (AMF Lanes)

Tennis: 3:15-4pm on Fridays at Opelika Tennis Courts

Track and Field: 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays at the AJHS Track/Field

Golf and Powerlifting: Email Elizabeth for practice details.


2019 Meets and Tournaments:

Bowling Tournament 2019; Tue/Wed, March 5-6, AMF Lanes, Auburn


Basketball Tournament 2019; Thur/Fri, March 7-8, Montgomery (Location TBD)


Lee County Area Swim Meet 2019; Fri., March 15, Opelika SportsPlex


Lee County Area Track Meet 2019; Wed., April 10, Smith Station (J.D. Evilsizer Track) (Rain date April 17)


State Games 2019; Fri-Sun, May 17-19, Troy

Follow us on Facebook for practice updates and tournament details: https://www.facebook.com/specialolympicsalleeco/

We currently need coaches for our Special Olympic Athletes!

If you have the time and the interest to help coach these dynamic and fun-loving athletes, please contact the Lee County Special Olympics Director or the State office today! Registration is required and includes completing health forms and release forms.

Lee County Special Olympics Director: Elizabeth Kaufman, (334) 501-2939, ekaufman@auburnalabama.org