Missions Statement: To provide sports training and competition for students and adults with intellectual disabilities

Goal: To help every person reach his life’s potential and become a more productive member of our community

History: Area 4 Special Olympics began in 1969 with 35 students from two schools competing in one sport. Today over 1100 athletes from 10 counties compete in an increasing variety of sports. In 1968, Area 4 was represented at the first Special Olympics Games in Chicago.

Sports: Area 4 training and competition is held in the following sports:

  • Bowling
  • Equestrian
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Bocce
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Additional opportunities at the state level include: Soccer, Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Golf, Ice skating & Flag football

Counties Served:

Area 4 serves the counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea & Sequatchie


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