Special Olympics


Lakewood partners with Special Olympics Southern California to provide a year-round athletic program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Three sports seasons are offered:

  • Spring – Basketball and Bocce Ball
  • Summer – Bowling*
  • Fall – Softball, Soccer and Golf*

*Bowling/Golf practice dates vary, and are held off-site


Practice times vary by sport, ability level, and team. For specific details, please contact the Bloomfield Park office.

Miscellaneous tournaments are provided each season through Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC).

Our Special Olympics teams also participate in a full schedule of basketball and softball games each season, competing in fun exhibition contests against teams from the Lakewood Youth Sports (LYS) program.


Program registration and medical clearance is required prior to participating.

See the Special Olympics Athlete Registration form linked at right.