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 Open House: June 4, 2015 from 6:00-7:15 pm Session I: June 8-25
Session II Open House: June 25, 2015 from 6:00-7:15 pm Session II: July 6-23
Days: Weekdays (Monday-Friday)
Time: Sign In: 7:00-8:00 am Sign Out: 3:00-5:00 pm
Ages: 6 years and up
Fee: Free to participants with mental, physical, and/or other learning challenges
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 KY Summer Games
Summer Games is a state event that features Track/Field, Power Lifting, Swimming, and Soccer. Those athletes that compete in Area 5 competitions are qualified. *Pre-registration is required.
Dates: June 5-7, 2015
Location: Eastern Kentucky University
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.