Local Programs

Area 7 – Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Richland

Pattie Corley, Co-Area Director

email: [email protected]

phone: 803-331-4748 Please send a text and you will be contacted.  This is due to the number of spam calls.

Valerie Steen Co-Area Director

Email:[email protected]

[email protected]

Area 7 Leadership Team meetings take place on a Sunday of each month (except July and December), 4:00 pm,-Zoom.  Dates vary due to Special Olympic events.

Next meeting will be held January

Upcoming Sporting Events: 

Dates for Area 7 Basketball 2023  

Lexington High School- February 16th for High Schools and Adults

Swansea High School- February  10th for Elementary and Middle Schools
Richland 2 High Schools basketball tournament March 3rd
Richland 2 Elementary Schools basketball tournament February 24th
Schedule:  Registration 9:00-9:45 and games begin at 10:00
More information will come when we get closer to the event.
Registrations are due February 1st to [email protected]
All forms and information for basketball is located on the following link:


Dates for Area 7 Spring Games

March 31st- Richland 1 and 2 at Blythewood High School

March 31st- Lexington School Districts 2 and 4 and adults at Swansea High School

April 20th- Lexington School Districts 1,3 and 5 at White Knoll High School

Kershaw will be holding Spring Games at Lugoff- Elgin HS -dates will be posted soon

More details will be coming

Special Olympics SC News

Polar Plunge has begun!  Sign up and be part of this great fun program.

February 11th at Lake Murray.

State  Events:

January 20-22-SOSC Annual Leadership Conference

March 20-24-Unified Spirit Week

March 28th-Unified State Rally at the State House  11:00-12:00

109 Oak Park Drive,
Columbia, SC 29063
Phone: (803) 772-1555

Special Olympics Area 7  

Virtual Sports Challenge


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Fitness Challenges

Click on the site.  Click on the signs and objects to get to the activities.



Coaches’ Corner/Athlete/Volunteer


Becoming a coach


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

Required for participation in competitions.  Forms are good for 3 years.


Minor -Class A form


Family Connections for Young Athletes

Special Olympics South Carolina’s Young Athletes program may be just what you need! Young Athletes is an INCLUSIVE sports program specially designed for children ages 2-7, with and without disabilities. Young Athletes introduces children to the world of sports and Special Olympics South Carolina through developmentally appropriate play and skill-building activities.

Young Athletes’ Play Days 


Saturday February 25th 1pm

Saturday March 25th 1pm

Saturday April 29th 1pm

Saturday May 20th 1pm

At:  Lexington Baptist Church

Contact: Pattie Corley  [email protected]

Activity flash cards for Young Athletes:



Swag Store is now open.  Everything from shirts to special gifts for the athletes and families.

Contact Valerie Steen at [email protected]

Area 7 Sport contacts and Season Schedule

Swimming: Winter/Spring
Susan Luthren (803) 788-1715
[email protected]



Lisa Freeman

[email protected]

Bushriver AMF

Thursdays at 5:30

Soccer/Bocce: Fall
Susan Brown
(803) 798-0855
[email protected]

Basketball:  Winter
Tim Graves (803) 237-8241
[email protected]

Paddle Boarding: Summer
Rachel Maxwell
[email protected]

Debbie Hagg

[email protected]

Tennis: Fall
David Andes
[email protected]

Gymnastics/Cheerleading: Summer
All-Star Gymnastics (803) 561-9682

Equestrian opportunity:

Dreamriders c/o Lewis Dyer   (803) 951-5385


Ricky Fetner

[email protected]

Lexington Country Club
Special Olympic for Life (SOFL)
Adult group in Swansea
Christina Dawkins
Flag Football
Richard Gardner
Color Guard Team
Valerie Steen



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