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.
Area 5 Special Olympics Spring Games
A competitive day of track and field events is this day's main attraction. Don't miss all the excitement. *Pre-registration is required for all athletes. Volunteers needed.
Date: April 18, 2015
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: BG High School
Senior BINGO Battle 2015
B-I-N-G-O and Bingo was his name OH! This event brings numerous residents together for an enjoyable social outing. All long-term care facilities located around the Barren River area are invited to participate. Volunteers needed.
Date: April 29, 2015
Time: Registration begins at 9:00 am; Competition begins at 10:00 am
Fee: $3 per person and one $2 value prize per person
Location: Sid Carr Gymnasium
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.