Special Olympics is an international organization which provides year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for people 8 years and older with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Columbia Parks & Recreation will accept any person who has an intellectual disability or experiences cognitive delays and has significant learning or vocational problems. Each participant must have a physical and signed release on file. The forms can be obtained by calling 874-7312 or by emailing
Tyler.Armstrong@CoMo.govcreate new email.
Special Olympics continues to grow thanks to the dedication, commitment and efforts of the more than 500,000 volunteers world-wide. You can volunteer in a variety of ways: coaching, assisting with fundraising, organizing events and more. To volunteer or to receive our monthly newsletter, call 874-7312 or email Tyler.Armstrong@CoMo.govcreate new email.
Columbia Parks & Recreation participates in 9 Special Olympic sports: Aquatics, Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Golf, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field & Volleyball. To find out more information on the sports offered and registration dates, call 874-7312 or email Tyler.Armstrong@CoMo.govcreate new email.
Activities and News
- April 2021 Adapted Newsletteropens PDF file
- 2020 Special Olympics Bowling Information revisedopens PDF file
- E-mail Tyler.Armstrong@CoMo.govcreate new email to receive the Special Olympics monthly newsletter and notification of event cancellations, date/location changes, etc.