Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

  1. Email: [email protected]
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2939
  2. Email: [email protected]

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)

Bocce: 3-4pm on Fridays (MLK Park) and 5:30-6:30pm on Thursdays (MLK Park)

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

Tennis: 3:15-4pm on Fridays (Opelika Tennis Courts)

Track and Field: 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays (AJHS Track/Field)

Volleyball: 5:30-6:30pm on Fridays (DRRC Gym)

Golf and Powerlifting: Email Elizabeth for practice details.


2019/2020 Meets and Tournaments:

2019 Hampton Cove Golf Sectional: Monday, October 28th, Huntsville

2019 State Volleyball Tournament: Friday, November 1st, Birmingham

2019 Iron Bowl: Sunday, November 17th, Tuscaloosa

2020 State Swim Meet: Friday, January 24th, Birmingham

2020 Hoop it Up Basketball Tournament: Friday, February 28th, Montgomery TRC

2020 Lee County Area Bowling Tournament: Tue./Wed., March 3rd-4th, AMF Lanes Auburn

2020 State Basketball Tournament: Thur./Fri., March 5-6, Montgomery

2020 Lee County Area Swim Meet: Date TBA, Opelika SportsPLEX

2020 Lee County Area Track & Field Meet: Wednesday, April 8th, Smith Station High School (Rain date April 15)

2020 State Games: Fri.-Sun., May 15-17, Troy


2019/2020 Scrimmages:

2019 Volleyball Scrimmage v. Dothan: Friday, October 11th, 2pm, Dothan

2019 Basketball Round Robin (Auburn Only): Saturday, November 9th, 11am, Drake Middle School Gym

2020 Bocce Scrimmage V. Montgomery TRC: Thursday, January 23rd, 1pm, MLK Park in Auburn

2020 Area Basketball Scrimmage v. Selma/Dothan/TRC: Thursday, January 30th, 9am, FBRC

2020 Bocce Scrimmage v. Montgomery TRC: Thursday, March 12, 1pm, Montgomery TRC


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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, [email protected]