Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
Parks and Recreation

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

Special Olympics sport offerings are currently limited to certain sport practices only, due to COVID-19 restrictions set by Special Olympics National. Practices will resume as listed below for Fall/Winter 2022 Sports.

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.

Swimming: 5:15-6:15pm on Wednesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX) - Resumes November 2, 2022

Bocce: 2-3pm on Sundays (MLK Park) - Resumes September 18 through November 13.

Bowling: 9-11am on Mondays (AMF Lanes) - Resumes September 12, 2022

Walking Club: 5-5:45pm on Tuesdays (AU Coliseum, 3rd floor concourse) - Runs September 27 through November 15.

Golf: 3:45-5pm on Sundays (Moore's Mill Country Club) - Resumes September 18, 2022

Powerlifting: 4:15-5:15pm on Thursdays (Crossfit on the Plains) - Resumes September 29, 2022

Volleyball: 4-5pm  on Fridays (DRRC Gym) - Resumes September 23, 2022

Basketball: 5-6pm on Fridays (DRRC Gym) - Runs September 30th through November 4, ends with scrimmage 11/4/22. Played unified with Phi Sig Tau Fraternity.

Note: Email [email protected] for practice details as practices are seasonal and subject to change.


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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]