Special Olympics

Special Olympics Torch Run kicks off at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Raising money for our state’s bravest athletes one step at a time. The “South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics” kicked off at the State House on Wednesday. The event included several guest speakers from law enforcement agencies from around the state. 100% of the money raised through the “South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run” directly…

Police Officers Take Gamecock Polar Plunge

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)–Columbia and USC Police were busy jumping at a chance to get wet for a good cause. Thursday officers took the 2018 Gamecock Polar Plunge into the Maxcy Gregg pool. This in an effort to raise money for the Palmetto State’s Special Olympics. The Gamecock Polar Plunge is sponsored by the University of South Carolina Department of Public…

State Fall Games for Special Olympics S.C. kick off Friday night

GREENVILLE, S.C. (WOLO) – The 2017 State Fall Games for Special Olympics South Carolina kick off Friday night in Greenville. The organization said the weekend-long event will bring 1,400 athletes, Unified Partners and coaches, and hundreds of family members, caregivers and volunteers to the area. Athletes compete at various levels in seven different sports: bocce, bowling, disc gold, volleyball, flag…

Special Olympics Rally at State House

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Supporters of the Special Olympics will rally on the State House steps Tuesday. According to organizers, the annual Statehouse Rally will take place at 11am. During the event 2,000+ students, teachers and supporters from around the state are expected to show up to rally their support for the 25,588 athletes in our state competing in the Special…

Law Enforcement Torch Run at State House Kicks off for Special Olympics

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Hundreds of men and women from nearly 70 law enforcement agencies are gathering on the north steps of the South Carolina Statehouse on Tuesday. They’re taking part in the statewide kick-off of the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics South Carolina. This is law enforcement’s 31st year of support. At the event, officers will also announce how much they raised…

Special Olympics Night at Spirit Communications Park

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) – The Columbia Fireflies will host Special Olympics Night at Spirit Communications Park on Sunday, July 17. The Fireflies will host the Rome Braves for the 5 p.m. game. Proceeds from pre-sold tickets will be donated to Special Olympics South Carolina. Tickets are $9 and kids 3 and under are free. The deadline to order tickets is Friday, July…