Special Olympics

Special Olympics Change for Champions Coin Drive

Carrollton Parks & Rec works with participating schools and businesses to hold its annual Change for Champions Coin Drive in the months of March and April. Proceeds benefit the local Special Olympics Program.

Local Special Olympics Track Meet

Tuesday, April 21
Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department will host the local 2020 Special Olympics Track Meet at Carrollton High School. Training will take place at local schools for elementary, middle and high school athletes who are registered participants in Special Olympics Programs.
Location: Carrollton High School Stadium
Ages: 8+


Georgia Special Olympics Summer Games

Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24
Carrollton Parks & Rec will participate in the 2020 Special Olympics Summer State Games at Emory. All Special Olympics athletes MUST have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical completed and attend practices in order to compete at the state competition. New athletes may be asked not to travel on their first time participating.
Location: Emory University
Ages: 8+
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9


On-Going Special Olympics Practice

Participants practice the skills of rhythmic gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, track and flag football in preparation for the Georgia State Summer Special Olympics on the weekend of May 22 – 24 at Emory University.


Flag Football

March 26 – May 20
Wednesdays, 5pm – 6pm
Senior Team Age: 16 – 21
Masters Team Age: 22 – 35
Location: East Carrollton Soccer Fields
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9

Free


Rhythmic Gymnastics

March 24 – May 18
Mondays, 5pm – 6pm

Ages: 8+
Location: Bonner Gym
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9

Free


Masters Volleyball

March 25 – May 19
Tuesdays, 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Ages: 22+
Location: East Carrollton Gym
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9

Free


Unified Soccer

March 26 – May 20
Wednesdays, 5pm – 6pm

Junior Team Age: 10 – 16
Location: East Carrollton Soccer Fields
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9

Free


Track

March 26 – May 20
Wednesdays, 4pm – 4:45pm

Ages: 12+
Location: Lakeshore Track
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 9

Free


Special Events

Camp Shine

Wednesday, June 10 – Friday, June 12
Participants will take three afternoon trips in the West Georgia area. Venues and times TBA.
Ages: 22+
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 8

$60


Camp Island Breeze

Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19
Participants will enjoy a week full of day trips in the West Georgia area. Venues and times TBA. 
Ages: 8 – 21
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 15

$100


Special Olympics Masters Bowling

Friday, August 14 – Sunday, August 16
Team will travel to Warner Robins to participate in the Georgia Special Olympics Bowling Tournament. We will stay throughout the weekend and compete for the gold.
Ages: 22+
Registration Deadline: Friday, June 12

Free


End of Summer Pool Party

July 29, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Celebrate the end of summer with a swim. There will be light refreshments and music. All are welcome with a maximum of 2 guests.
Ages: 5+
Location: Midtown Waterpark