New Competition Structure
Special Olympics South Carolina has seen widespread success and growth over the past five years. This success has occurred through the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, coaches, unified partners and athletes and their families. To best meet the needs of the 22,036 athletes that train and compete on a local level and those that travel to state competitions, changes have been made in our competition structure that will take effect January 2014.
If you are an adult sibling of someone with special needs, you may one day be your brother or sister’s guardian. The SC Adult Sibling Leadership network is set up to assist adult siblings to navigate the systems that will be of assistance to you in your support of your brother or sister.
The SC Bar has published a handbook to address many legal issues that parents may face concerning the transitioning of a special needs child into adulthood. An online version of the handbook can be found here.
If you have a child with a disability or special health care need, Family Connection of South Carolina can provide you with information, support and hope for the future.
All coaches are required to complete the online Protective Behaviors course! If you haven’t and plan to coach, do it before you attend your first sports practice this year! Providing a safe environment for athletes, coaches and volunteers is a top priority for SOSC. Just log on for the brief training session and SOSC will be automatically notified of your completion of the course.
Leave Your Mark – A Planned Gift
It’s easy; just by putting Special Olympics South Carolina in your will or as beneficiary to your insurance or 401K you can insure the future Special Olympic athletes a place to train, compete, socialize and grow.
If you have any questions as to how to get started, please contact Harley Carpenter at 803-404-5512. Help us deliver the experience for years to come. Be a part of the future of Special Olympics South Carolina.