Holly Vincent: 270-393-3480
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.
Special Olympics Basketball/Cheerleading Sign-Ups
Shoot 2 for 2. It's that time again! Sign up to be involved with basketball and/or cheerleading. This is for all athletes and volunteers who want to be involved.
Registration Began: September 21
Registration Days: Monday-Friday
Registration Times: 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Location: Kummer/Little Community Center
Special Olympics Bowling Practice
Dates: Now thru December 2 (No practice on November 26)
Time: 2:30-3:30 pm
Fee: $3 for 2 games
Location: Southern Lanes
Special Olympics Basketball Practice
This program is for Special Olympics Athletes to train for upcoming basketball competitions.
Dates: Now thru December 15
Days: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Sundays
Times: 6:15-8:00 pm Tuesdays at Cumberland Trace, 6:00-8:00 pm Wednesdays at Parker Bennett, 2:00-5:00 pm Sundays at Kummer/Little
Ages: 8 years and older
State Bowling Tournament
You must have participated in the Regional Bowling Tournament.
Dates: December 4-6
Location: Louisville, KY
Come celebrate the season with your Special Olympics family! We will be enjoying a meal together along with playing games and giving gifts! Santa is even coming to town! All athletes are asked to bring a dessert. Volunteers needed.
Date: December 21
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Boys and Girls Club
Fee: Free for athletes, $3 for family and friends
Special Olympics Kentucky Region 1 Basketball Tournament
Be a part of the exciting action as area basketball teams compete for their right to participate in the state basketball tournament. Volunteers needed.
Date: February 13
Time: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
B.G.A.A.C. Basketball Social
When you combine great basketball, fun, an awesome lunch, and games that make fans a part of the action, you get one GREAT EVENT! Don't miss all the excitement. Volunteers needed.
Date: February 28
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
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.