Lee County Parks & Recreation Special Olympics Coordinator - Don Payne

239-738-5222, dpayne@leegov.com

Special Olympics County Director – Justin Copertino

754-264-9158, justincopertino@sofl.org

Go to: https://specialolympicsflorida.org/lee/ for complete information

Community Programs

  • Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Our athletes are also invited to participate in Athlete Leadership and Healthy Athletes programs.
  • We currently offer Nine Sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Basketball, Bocce, Bowling, Cycling, Golf, Stand Up Paddle, Swimming & Tennis
  • We currently serve 1,382 athletes throughout Lee County including School Based Programs.
  • Over 480 people from our community give their time to volunteer each year including School Based Programs.

School Based Programs

  • School Based Programs begin at age 2 and continue until age 22. These programs provide the opportunity to transition to, or simultaneously participate in the Community Programs. 
  • Young Athletes Program - Ages 2-7
  • Little Elites – 2nd – 5th Grade
  • Motor Activities Training Program
  • Unified Sports  & Unified Champion Schools
  • Fit 5 Plan