Lucas County Special Olympics

Special Olympics activities suspended

The Lucas County Special Olympics staff was informed by Special Olympics Ohio that due to the global spread of the coronavirus we are suspending all sport training, competitions, fundraisers and athlete leadership activities at least through April 30, 2020.

Cancellations here in Lucas County include: powerlifting practices, UT unified basketball, the baton clinic, Pep Club practices, the Celebrity Basketball game, the Fall and Winter Sports Banquet and the Healthy Athletes program through UT. Lucas County Special Olympic staff will be available to answer your questions by email or office phone: 419-380-5115.

At this time we are unclear if spring sports will begin as stated in the brochure. If we must delay the start of our spring schedule, Lucas County Special Olympic staff will contact you. We are taking direction from our Local Board of DD and Special Olympics Ohio about how to proceed and are in regular contact with them. Updates will be passed on to you through our website: and on our Facebook page.  Please like us. We will also post to the Facebook page exercises that can be done from home.

Thank you for your understanding and patience during this uncertain time.

Lightning captures state championship

Hats off to the Lucas County Lightning in Division 2, winners of the state championship at the Special Olympics Winter Games held on the campus of Bowling Green State University.  In Division 4 competition, the Lucas County team placed third.

The competitive cheer team took 3rd place in the first ever State Cheer Competition.  Swimmers took numerous gold, silver, and bronze medals.  The relay team placed first.

Team will represent the Northwest Region

Congratulations to the Lucas County D4 team for winning the NW Region tournament!! The team will now be representing the NW Region in the state basketball tournament at Bowling Green State University on February 22nd-23rd

On the hardwood in front of BCSN!

The Toledo Christian girls basketball team allowed our Division 5 teams to play a short 10 minute game between the JV and Varsity games.   There was a great crowd and they were cheering both teams on.  Our players loved playing in from of them.  BCSN was there and will air it when they air the varsity game.

Lucas County Lightning competes at Ottawa Hills High School

Two of the Lucas County Lightning basketball teams competed against Hancock County at Ottawa Hills High School on Monday December 9th.  The Lucas County pep squad cheered the teams on as well as the Ottawa Hills boys and girls basketball teams. A big thank you to Tammy Talmadge, Athletic Director of Ottawa Hills, for making this all happen!!

Chuck a Puck night a huge success!!

On Saturday November 23rd Special Olympics athletes, families and staff  sold pucks as part of a fundraiser for the organization.   Our organization will receive a check for $1300.00 due to the hard work of all who helped us.  A big thank you to everyone who bought tickets and came out to enjoy the game and support us!!



Donations may be sent to:
Lucas County Special Olympics
c/o Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1154 Larc Lane,Toledo, OH 43614