Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

  1. Email:
  2. Phone: (334) 501-2930
  3. Hours:  M-F: 8AM-5PM

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2939
  2. Email:

All Special Olympic programs are cancelled for the 2021 spring season due to COVID19. Practices and meets will resume in Fall 2021 with the new season.

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.ALL

Swimming: 4-5pm on Wednesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX)

Basketball: 4:30-5:30pm on Fridays (DRRC Gym)

Bocce: Email Elizabeth for practice details.

Bowling: 1-3pm on Mondays (AMF Lanes)

Tennis: 3:15-4pm on Fridays (Opelika Tennis Courts)

Track and Field: 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays (AJHS Track/Field)

Volleyball: 5:30-6:30pm on Fridays (DRRC Gym)

Golf and Powerlifting: Email Elizabeth for practice details.


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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,