Special Olympics

Georgia Special Olympics Fall Games

Fri Oct 11 – Sun Oct 13, Valdosta, GA
Carrollton Parks & Rec will participate in the 2019 Special Olympics Fall State Games in Valdosta, GA. 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.
Registration deadline: August 5


Special Olympics Practice

Practice: Participants practice the skills of rhythmic gymnastics, volleyball, soccer, swimming, track and flag football in preparation for the Georgia State Fall Special Olympics.


Senior/Masters Softball

Aug 14 – Oct 2
5pm – 6:15pm

East Carrollton Baseball Field 1
Age: 16+


Softball Skills

Aug 14 – Oct 2
5pm – 6pm

East Carrollton Baseball Field 2
Age: 8+


Junior/Senior Bocce

Aug 14 – Oct 2
5pm – 6pm

East Carrollton Bocce Court
Age: 8 – 21


Masters Bocce

Aug 14 – Oct 9
2:30pm – 3:30pm

East Carrollton Bocce Court
Age: 22+


Georgia Special Olympics Winter Games

Fri Jan 10 – Sun Jan 12, Marietta, GA
Carrollton Parks & Recreation Department will participate in the 2020 Special Olympics State Games in Marietta, GA.  We will participate in Basketball, Gymnastics and Bowling. All Special Olympics athletes MUST have an up to date Special Olympics Medical completed and to register with Carrollton Parks & Recreation by the below deadline.  Athletes also MUST attend practices in order to compete at the state competition. New athletes may be asked not to travel on their first time participating. 
Registration deadline: Oct 30 


Special Olympics Practice

Participants will practice skills of various sports in preparation for the Georgia State Special Olympics Winter Games.  We will participate in the sports of Basketball, Gymnastics, Bowling and will introduce Weightlifting.

Senior/Masters Basketball

Mon, Nov 4 – Jan 6
5pm – 6:15pm

Lakeshore
Age: 14+


Training Center Basketball Team

Mon, Nov 4 – Jan 6
2:30pm – 3:30pm

East Carrollton Gym
Age: 22+


Artistic Gymnastics

Fri, Nov 1 – Jan 3
4:45pm – 6pm

East Carrollton Gym
Age: 8+


Weightlifting

TBA


Local Special Olympics Bowling Competitions

Athletes from Carrollton city and county schools will participate in a singles bowling tournament at Junction Lanes, Newnan, GA.  Age classifications will be decided by each school. Athletes will be registered through their Special Education Classrooms.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 
Thur, Oct 24
9am – 1pm
MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOLS 
Thur, Oct 31
9am – 1pm



Special Events

Boo Bash

Wed, Oct 30
6:30pm – 8:30pm

WPA Center
Our annual Boo Bash will be held at the WPA Center. Participants from all Special Education classes, Carroll County Training Center and anyone else registered with Carrollton Therapeutics are welcome.  Papa John’s Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. 
Ages: 5+


Miss Sparkle Pageant

Sat, Nov 9  
6-8:30PM
Carrollton High School MAC
Girls and young women as well as young men who will serve as Companions will build a number of skills learned in pageantry. Miss Sparkle provides participants from our area experience in all aspects of a pageant. A sit-down lunch, pageant training as well as hair & makeup will lead to our main event where all participants will be crowned princesses and a queen of each age group will be announced. 
Ages: 5+
Cost: $40 participant registration (includes two tickets)
Tickets: $5 at the door

CIVITAN Christmas Party

Wed, Dec 13
9am – 12pm
East Carrollton Gym

Students from Carrollton city and county Special Education programs will enjoy a Christmas Party hosted by our local CIVITAN Club.  There will be a DJ, tree decorating, lunch and a visit from Santa Claus. We will sing Christmas carols. Participants will be registered through their Special Education classrooms.
Ages: 5+


Christmas Dance

Wed, Dec 18
6:30pm – 8:30pm
WPA Center

Our annual Christmas Dance will be held at the WPA Center. Participants from all Special Education classes, Carroll County Training Center and anyone else registered with Carrollton Therapeutics are welcome. Papa John’s Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served. 
Ages: 5+