The following programs are offered to children and adults who have an intellectual disability.  Students from self-contained special education classes or adults who have already graduated form special education classes are eligible to participate in all CPRD therapeutic programs.

State Special Olympics- Fall Games
October 8-10
Ages: 8+

Valdosta, GA
Carrollton Parks & Rec will participate in the 2021 Special Olympics Fall State Games in Valdosta, GA. All Special Olympics athletes must have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical and register with Carrollton Parks & Recreation. 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.

Special Olympics Practices – Fall
August 18- October 6

East Carrollton Recreation Complex
Athletes will practice skills needed to compete at the state level in the Special Olympics. Sports offered are soccer skills, softball skills, track and bocce.

Masters Bocce– Ages 22+
Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
East Carroll Bocce Courts

Senior Bocce, Softball Skills, and Soccer Skills, Ages 8-21
Wednesday 5-6pm
East Carroll Bocce Courts

Softball, Ages 14+
Wednesday 5-6pm
East Carroll Softball Field

Track, Ages 8+
Thursday 5-6pm
Lakeshore Track

Local Special Olympics Bowling Competition ‘21
October 21 and 28

Athletes from Carrollton City and Carroll 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 classroom.

Elementary Schools
Thursday, October 21
9am – 1pm

Middle/High Schools
Thursday, October 28
9am – 1pm

State Special Olympics- Winter Games 2022
January 7-9, 2022
Ages: 8+

Marietta, GA
Carrollton Parks & Rec will participate in the 2022 Special Olympics Winter Games in Marietta, GA. All Special Olympics athletes must have an up-to-date Special Olympics medical and register with Carrollton Parks & Recreation. 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.

Special Olympics Practices – Winter
November 3-January 6
Ages: 8+

Lakeshore and East Carrollton Recreation Complexes
Athletes will practice skills needed to compete at the state level in the Special Olympics. Sports offered are gymnastics, basketball, and bowling.

Masters Basketball– Ages 22+
Wednesday 2:30-3:30pm
East Carroll Gym

Senior Basketball – Ages 14-21
Wednesday 5-6pm
Lakeshore Gym

Gymnastics – Ages 8+
Thursday 5:30-6:30pm
East Carroll Gym

Camp Woodland in Temple, GA
Participants will enjoy a weekend at Camp Woodland Christian Camp where they will participate in outdoor recreational activities, grill out and eat s’mores by the campfire.
$60

Midtown Water Park
Celebrate the end of summer with a swim. There will be light refreshments and music. All are welcome with a maximum of two guests.

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 is welcome. Papa John’s Pizza, snacks
and drinks will be served.

East Carrollton Gym
Students from Carrollton City and Carroll County special education programs will enjoy a Christmas party hosted by our local CIVITAN Club. There will be a DJ, tree decorating, lunch, a visit from Santa Claus and Christmas carols. Participants will register through their special education classrooms.

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 is welcome. Papa John’s Pizza, snacks and drinks will be served.

Girls and young women as well as young men who will serve as “companions” will have the opportunity to build a number of skills learned in pageantry. Miss Sparkle provides participants from our local area to experience 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. Join us for our 9th Annual Miss Sparkle.
Participant Registration: $40 (Includes two tickets for friends and family)
Tickets: $5