Lucas County Special Olympics

Support the Virtual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ohio

Our Lightning Leaders have formed a team for the Virtual Law Enforcement Torch Run and are raising money for the cause please consider supporting our team!! Thursday, June 18th - Sunday, June 28th 

Click here to view the team page and donate.

Special Olympics activities suspended. No Summer Games.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and our focus on the health and safety of our athletes, families, volunteers, and our entire community Special Olympics Ohio has extended the suspension of sports training and competition, including the State Summer Games, through July 6, 2020.

“This is the first time in more than 50 years that Special Olympics Ohio will not hold State Summer Games. We understand the impact of this is significant for athletes who were planning to compete and who also look forward all year to reuniting with their friends off the playing field,” said Special Olympics Ohio Chief Executive Officer Jessica Stewart. “While this is disappointing we know that our love of sport does not compare to the importance of protecting the health and safety of our community. We are in this together and we will come out of this together, and stronger.”

“The decision to cancel Summer Games for the first time in the history of Special Olympics Ohio did not come lightly,” added Geoff Kunkler, Chair of the Special Olympics Ohio Board of Directors. “We understand how hard our athletes train to prepare for this event and how much they look forward to it, along with their families and friends. However, given the unprecedented circumstances affecting our community and nation, the leadership within this organization believes it is of paramount importance to protect the safety and wellness of our athletes, coaches, and volunteers. We are looking forward to resuming normal activities as soon as it is deemed safe, and are excited for the many competitions and events to come.”

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