Nicole DeFreeze: 393-3265
The Special Populations program
provides various activities for Senior Citizens.
We are always looking for new program ideas.
If you are a Senior Citizen and would like a listing
of our programs or if you have some program ideas,
please give us a call. We would love to talk with you!
The following programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with a mental and/or physical challenge:
Area 5 Special Olympics:
Area 5 Special Olympics is a twenty-county region surrounding Bowling Green. Area 5 Special Olympics is dedicated to providing the following quality events: Area 5 Bowling Tournament, Special Olympics Kentucky Regional Softball Tournament, Special Olympics Kentucky Regional Basketball Tournament, Area 5 Power lifting Tournament, and Area 5 Spring Games. Any person who wishes to volunteer or with a mental challenge that wishes to participate in Special Olympics should contact Special Populations for more information. Volunteers are always needed. For more information on Special Olympics, visit their website at www.soky.org.
Bowling Green Adult Athletic
The B.G.A.A.C. is for any person with a mental challenge. The club competes and trains for the following Special Olympic Events: Area 5 Bowling, State Bowling, Unified Bowling, Area 5 Spring Games, State Summer Games, State Power lifting Tournament, State Softball Tournament, and State Basketball/Cheerleading Competition. A monthly newsletter is printed to inform athletes and volunteers about upcoming events. Social activities include: picnics, dances, field trips, movies, etc. Persons with a mental challenge or persons that have an interest in volunteering should contact Special Populations for more information.
Camp Happy Days 2015 "Island Oasis"
A free summer camp for any child with mental and/or physical challenges. The camp will feature games, arts and crafts, field trips, special events, and many more fun activities.
Session I: June 9-26
Session II Open House: July 6, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 pm Session II: July 7-24
Days: Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
Time: Sign In: 7:00-8:00 am Sign Out: 3:00 pm
Ages: 6 years and up
Location: Kummer/Little Recreation Center
Special Olympic Softball
Batter up! Softball is open to all Special Olympic Athletes. Practices provide training for upcoming games.
Ages: 8 years and older
Dates: May thru September
Location: Lampkin Park
Fee: $30 per season
Special Olympics Water Park Night
Date: July 17, 2015
Location: Russell Sims Aquatic Center
Special Olympics Bowling
Dust off your bowling ball and pack your shoes. All Special Olympic Athletes are welcome to participate.
Begin Date: August 19, 2015
Days: Practices every Wednesday
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $3 for two games
Location: Southern Lanes, Scottsville Rd.
The Special Populations program is always in need of volunteers. Volunteer opportunities exist through our many programs and special events. If you or your group would like to make a difference in our community, please contact Special Populations. All volunteer applications are now online at www.bgky.org/hr/jobs.