Special Olympics Basketball continues to grow as a sport in the state of Tennessee. Over 100 teams compete each year in either a local, regional or state competition. All three state sanctioned events are played as 5v5 full court games, however, some local programs may offer other formats such as 3v3 or a skills competition. Any athletes interested in joining a team should first contact their area director.

In addition to any local events, Special Olympics Tennessee offers athletes the chance to compete in three state sanctioned events:

2016 Basketball Schedule

TBA - East TN Regional

March 4 - Middle TN Regional at Ensworth High School

March 10&11 - State Tournament at Lipscomb University

Special Olympics Tennessee

Location and Times

March 10-11, 2017

State Basketball Info

Lipscomb University - Nashville, TN

Opening Ceremonies:

March 10th

Libscomb University's Allen Arena



Friday, March 10th

3:30-5:00p - Screening

6:00p-9:00p - Competition

Saturday, March 11th

8:30a-5:00p - Competition