Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

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

Elizabeth Kaufman

Special Programs Coord

  1. Phone: (334) 501-2939
  2. Email: ekaufman@auburnalabama.org

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, softball, 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.

2018 Practice Schedule:

Swimming: 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm on Tuesdays (Opelika SportsPLEX)

Basketball: 3:30-4:30pm on Fridays (Frank Brown Gym)

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

Softball: 2:30-3:30pm on Sundays at Duck Samford Practice Field

Tennis: 3:15-4pm on Fridays at Opelika Tennis Courts

Track and Field: 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays at the AJHS Track/Field

2018 Meets:

Bowling Tournament - March 6-7, AMF Lanes; Basketball Tournament - March 8-9, Montgomery; Regional Swim Meet - March 16, Opelika SportsPLEX; Softball Game - March 17, Felton Little Park; Area Track Meet - April 4, Smith Station; State Games - May 18-20, Troy.

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, ekaufman@auburnalabama.org