Special Olympics

  1. Parks and Recreation
  2. Parks and Recreation Programs
Parks and Recreation

Dean Road Rec Center

307 S Dean Rd

Elizabeth Kaufman

Elizabeth Kaufman

Therapeutic Programs Coordinator

Lee County Special Olympics serves athletes within approximately 50 miles! We serve athletes in multiple counties who don't have access to a closer program, and we have over 300 athletes in our various sports.

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, swimming, bocce, 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. For basketball, powerlifting, and volleyball you must be age 14 or older (high school) to participate.

Swimming: Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm (Opelika SportsPLEX)

Basketball: 4-5pm on Fridays (DRRC)

Bowling: 2-4pm on Mondays (AMF Lanes Auburn)

Golf: 4-5pm on Sundays (Indian Pines) - Resumes March 3rd, 2024.

Track: 5:30-6:30pm on Tuesdays (AU Coliseum)

Note: Email for practice details as practices are seasonal and subject to change.

We currently need coaches for our Special Olympic Athletes!

View our coaching flyer.

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,