Special Olympics

Lightning headed to the state championship

On March 2nd & 3rd the Lucas County Lightning D3 team played in the West Sectional Tournament at Van Buren High School.  On Saturday the team defeated the Erie County Bucks putting them in the championship game on Sunday. The team defeated the Wyandot Indians on Sunday which made the Lightning the D3 Regional Champions. The state basketball tournament will take place in Hilliard, Ohio with the Lightning playing on Friday March 22nd at 6:30 pm at Hilliard Bradley High School.

Yellow Team goes undefeated at Unified Playoff

The Yellow Team was undefeated and is the intramural champs of the Unified Playoff at the University of Toledo Recreation Center. Lucas County Special Olympics athletes competed with and against students athletes from the University of Toledo in a unified basketball games. Unified sports teams are comprised of Special Olympics athletes and an equal number of athletes without intellectual disabilities but of comparable skill levels. The Yellow Team will now compete for the state championship in March at The Ohio State University against similar teams from universities across Ohio. 

The winner of that game will earn the right to compete in the National Championships at Witchita State University in April. The championship is sponsored by NIRSA, the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association. 


Lucas County Lightning Basketball team plays Lourdes University Women’s Team

The Lucas County Lightning D3 team took on the Lourdes University women’s Gray Wolves basketball team on Tuesday, December 11 at Lourdes Recreation Center.  Our guys ended up edging the Gray Wolves in a 2 point win. (They may have been a little easy on us, but not much!!) A big thank you to the women’s team and we look forward to this battle again next year!!


2018 State Flag Football Division 3 Champions

Lucas County traveled to London, Ohio on a cold windy day on Saturday November 10. Our team was able to battle the cold weather and finished with the championship beating Hamilton County and Wood County in two great matches. Congratulations to all!!



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