Find Special Olympics Near You
There are 33 volunteer area offices throughout the state, broken into three regions, which focus on providing services and delivering programs for over 17,000 athletes in Tennessee.
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Greater Memphis - Area 2
Area 2 includes Fayette & Shelby counties.
Upper West Region - Area 7
Area 7 includes Carroll, Henry, Lake, Obion & Weakley counties.
Tipton County Region - Area 8
Area 8 includes Crockett, Haywood, Lauderdale, & Tipton counties.
Southwest Region - Area 11
Area 11 includes the greater Jackson area and these counties: Chester, Decatur, Hardeman, Hardin, Henderson, Madison, & McNairy county.
Dyer County - Area 20
Area 20 includes all of Dyer county.
Gibson County - Area 23
Area 23 includes Gibson & Carroll counties.
Nashville - Area 1
Area 1 includes all of Davidson County.
Maury County - Area 6
Area 6 includes all of Maury county.
Upper Cumberland Region - Area 9
Area 9 includes Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Warren, White & Van Buren counties.
Greater Clarksville - Area 12
Area 12 includes Montgomery & Stewart counties.
Lower Cumberland Region - Area 13
Area 13 Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Moore & Lincoln counties.
Rutherford County - Area 16
Rutherford County Area 16
Please click here to read the most recent Area 16 newsletter!
Dickson, Humphreys, & Houston Counties - Area 18
Area 18 includes Dickson, Humphreys, & Houston counties.
Hickman County - Area 19
Area 19 includes all of Hickman county.
Sumner County - Area 21
Area 21 includes Sumner & Macon counties.
Robertson County - Area 24
Area 24 includes all of Robertson County.
Lawrence County - Area 25
Area 25 includes all of Lawrence county.
Williamson County - Area 26
Area 26 includes all of Williamson county.
Flag Football: Academy Park Multipurpose Fields, Franklin - 9:00-10:30am on the following dates: August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 2, 9. State Flag Football on September 16 at Franklin Road Academy.
Bring plenty of water to practice and wear athletic clothing & tennis shoes or cleats.
Contact Lacy Downer to sign up!
Bowling: Practices, Franklin Family Entertainment Center (1200 Lakeview Dr, Franklin) - 3:30-5:00pm on the following dates: August 24, 31, September 7, 14, 21
Williamson County Bowling Tournament: Franklin Family Entertainment Center on October 2 or October 3 (one date for T2 and adults and one date for school age).
State Tournament: Tenn Pin Alley, Columbia on October 23 (invitation only)
Contact Jennifer Heflin to sign up or for questions!
Basketball: Practices, Fridays from 7:00-8:30pm at Legacy Courts (1850 General George Patton, Franklin 37067) on the following dates: October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17; December 1, 8, 29; January 5, 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 16, 23; March 1. Please email Lacy Downer to sign up so that we can plan for practices.
Swimming: Saturdays, Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex
Contact Rachel Varnell for more info
Registration required for all sports! Email the contact(s) for each sport to register or find out more.
Contact us using the below contact info for questions or to participate.
Wilson County - Area 27
Area 27 includes Trousdale & Wilson counties.
Giles and Marshall Counties - Area 28
Area 28 includes Giles & Marshall counties.
Cheatham County - Area 29
Area 29 includes all of Cheatham county.
Lewis, Perry & Wayne Counties - Area 31
Area 31 includes Lewis, Perry & Wayne counties.
Upper East Region - Area 3
Area 3 inclues Carter, Johnson, Washington, & Unicoi counties.
Southeast Region - Area 4
Area 4 includes Bradley, Bledsoe, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, Meigs, McMinn, Polk, Rhea & Sequatchie counties.
2023 Events Calendar
Greater Knoxville - Area 5
2023-2024 Calendar Available Now!You Can Mail a Donation to KnoxvilleClick Here to print a general donation form, fill it out and mail it to the address listed on the form.Any amount is deeply appreciated!———Area 5 includes Knox County, Anderson County and Oak Ridge.
Hamblen County - Area 10
Area 10 includes all of Hamblen county.
Campbell, Morgan & Scott County - Area 14
Area 14 Campbell, Morgan, & Scott counties.
Blount County - Area 15
Area 15 includes all of Blount county.
Cumberland Gap Region - Area 17
Area 17 includes Claiborne, Hancock, & Union counties.
Fort Loudoun Region - Area 22
Area 22 includes Loudon & Monroe counties.
Roane County - Area 30
Area 30 includes all of Roane county.
Hawkins & Sullivan County - Area 32
Area 32 includes all of Hawkins & Sullivan County.
Smoky Mountain Region - Area 33
The Smoky Mountain Region, Area 33, includes Cocke & Sevier counties.
Greene County - Area 35
Area 35 includes all of Greene county.
Jefferson & Grainger Counties - Area 36
Area 26 includes Jefferson & Grainger counties.