1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
  3. Special Olympics

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

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

Elizabeth Kaufman

Special Programs Coord

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


Many people think they do not have enough expertise to become a Special Olympics coach; however, all it takes is a willingness to learn a few, simple rules of the sport and then plenty of enthusiasm and encouragement for the athletes. Coaching is an extremely rewarding experience and something that just might change your life! If you don't think you have enough time to commit to becoming a coach, then please consider becoming a Volunteer. Any time you can give to these wonderful athletes is well spent and very much appreciated! General orientation sessions, as well as sport-specific training seminars, are held year round and all over the state. If you are interested in attending one of these sessions or seminars, please contact the Lee County Special Olympics Director.

If you are interested in volunteering or becoming a certified coach, please visit the Forms section of this website for applications and more information.

Upcoming opportunities to volunteer:

Please join our e-newsletter list for more information and further updates. (You can join our e-newsletter list by submitting your e-mail address to Elizabeth Kaufman, or you can become a member of our Facebook group by visiting and searching for the Special Olympics Alabama - Lee County fan page.

The City of Auburn Parks and Recreation would like to thank all of the 2017 Auburn Polar Plunge sponsors and plungers. Over $13,000 was raised and donations are still coming in! All funds collected benefit the Special Olympics- Lee County. The event was held on January 28, 2017 at Samford Pool, Auburn. Participants wore fun costumes for the costume contest and got lots of pledges from family and friends.