Special Olympics Pierce County
Special Olympics Washington (SOWA) provides year-round sports training and competition for thousands of children and adults with intellectual disabilities. All events are open and free to the public while operating under the Healthy Washington guidelines.
Athletes will be competing in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Please check back for an updated list of events and venues
Who is eligible?
Identified by an agency or professional as having one of the following conditions: intellectual disability; a cognitive delay as determined by standardized measures such as intelligence quotient or other generally accepted measures; or a closely related development disability, i.e., functional limitations in both general learning and adaptive skills.
To be eligible to participate in Special Olympics, athletes must:
- Be at least 8 years old (Children ages 2-1/2 to 7 are eligible to participate in the Young Athletes Program).
- Pay an athletic participation fee per event
- Submit required athletic forms
Required Athlete Forms:
- Athlete Medical Form (Must be completed every 3 years)
- COVID-19 Participant Code of Conduct and Risk Form
- COVID-19 Waiver
Special Olympics Golf
(Individual Skills Competition)
Imagine yourself hanging out with friends on a beautiful summer morning at Meadow Park Golf Course in Tacoma. Each Monday we'll practice putting, chipping, and driving.
|Dates:||Mondays, July 19, July 26, August 2, August 9, August 16, August 23, and August 30|
|Location:||Meadow Park Golf Course|
7108 Lakewood Dr W, Tacoma, WA 98467 (map)
|Fee:||$50 / athlete|
|Registration:||Register online by June 28, 2021|
Participants register for a series of practices meeting every Monday at Meadow Park Golf Course through August 30.
Please note: Special Olympics Washington will not be hosting any in-person regional or state games this summer season. We will offer an end of season competition within our group. All of this is in an effort to ensure the safety of our athletes and volunteers while Special Olympics Washington works hard to bring everyone back to a regular competition schedule.
Members of the public can volunteer at any of the events. Volunteers are required to go through further training and a background check. To volunteer, please complete and submit the following forms: