Local Programs

Area 7 – Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland

Pattie Corley, Co-Area Director
Peg Hippen, Co-Area Director
Email: Area7@so-sc.org

Area 7 Steering Committee Meetings take place the second Saturday of each month (except July and December), 9:30 – 10:30 a.m., at the Special Olympics South Carolina State office.

Next meeting will be held on September 14th.

Upcoming Events:

Special Olympics

Area 7 Dates

Dates Event Registration Due Date
September 14th September Slammer (Tennis) August 26th
September 28th


Sept- 30th

Paddle Board at Johnson Marina


Over 21 Bowling competition

at JC’S Bowl in Lexington

Scores for bowling will be due September 20th
October 4th

If predicting rain, October 3rd



September 2oth
October 10th Bocce Tournament at Beechwood Middle-

Only open for Lex. 1 middle schools

September 26th
October 14th Golf Tournament at Indian Waters- FUND RAISER  
October 25th-27th Myrtle Beach Fall Games TBD (plan to send a month in advance)
November 5th ? Bowling-Lexington/Richland 5  
November 8 Bowling for Lexington County-JC Bowls- Airport HS, Swansea HS, and Pelion HS October 18th
November 14th Bowling for Lexington County-JC Bowls

Elementary/Middle Schools

October 18th
November 15th Bowling for Lexington County-JC Bowls- High Schools not listed on the 8th October 18th
January 31-Feb. 2nd Annual Conference-Mariott Grand Dunes  
April 23rd Spring Games at Swansea for Lexington 4 and Lexington 2 TBD
April 23rd Spring Games at White Knoll High School- Lexington 1,3 and Lexington/Richland 5 TBD
April 24th Spring Games-Richland-

Westwood High School

May Summer Games at Fort Jackson  
MATP- Planning for October- details to come

Basketball- Plans for February- no details at this time

More updates are coming.


All registrations must go to Pattie Corley and not the State Office. 

Dates are subject to change.


Basic Information


Most events will have registrations beginning at 9:00 with opening ceremonies at 10:00.  Please be on time so events can begin at 10:00.


You must have updated medicals/permissions on all athletes.

 Make sure you are using the updated forms.


We are hoping to start an Area 7 soccer team and basketball team if you have players interested.  Please be on the look out for more details.




We are opening an Area 7 store to purchase items for athletes, coaches, parents, etc.  More details are coming when the store is ready.




Young Athlete’s form 2019

Spring Games Registration Form 2019

Medical/Permissions for Special Olympics- Use the new forms found at this site:


Tennis Program Available:  Coach is David Andes

Hi Team!  I have confirmed the following dates and times for tennis practices this Spring.  Notice that the times vary as well as the locations.  I know that many will not be able to make ALL of these.  I’m glad that y’all have other endeavors in your lives…including other Special Olympic interests!  I will reach out by email midweek before each practice as a reminder.  If you know you will be there, RSVPing will help make sure we have the right amount of volunteers.  We have a wonderful group and l look forward to seeing you on the court.

Upcoming Events

9/14  State Competition in Cayce, SC (Rain date = 9/28)

10/17-19 National Competition in Hilton Head 

11/2 OR 11/9 Tennis Jamboree in Columbia

David Andes
803 665-6751

Check out our Facebook page: Special Olympics South Carolina Area 7


Golf Tournament- October 14th- Save the Date


Area 7 Sport contacts and Season Schedule

Swimming: Winter/Spring         Susan Luthren        803-788-1715


Bocce/Bowling:  Bowling – Over 21- Winter, under 21 – Summer

Bocce – Fall

Lexington County – Scott Bruner          803-622-7771


Richland County – Sherri Sellers


Friends and Pins Summer Bowling:  Kara Harmon   803-772-1555 X 303

Soccer:  Fall          Susan Brown    803-798-0855


Basketball:  Winter         Tim Graves      803-237-8241


Paddle Boarding:   Summer          Rachel Maxwell


Tennis:  Fall          David Andes


Gymnastics/Cheerleading:  Summer     All-Star Gymnastics



Equestrian opportunity:  Dreamriders c/o Lewis Dyer   803-951-5385







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