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Special Populations

The City of Bowling Green Special Populations Division offers a variety of programs for youth and adults who face mental and/or physical challenges. One of the main programs offered is the Area 5 Special Olympics.

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Area 5 Special Olympics is a twenty-county region surrounding Bowling Green and is dedicated to providing the following quality events: Area 5 Bowling Tournament, Special Olympics Kentucky Regional Softball Tournament, Special Olympics Kentucky Regional Basketball Tournament, Area 5 Power lifting Tournament, and Area 5 Spring Games.

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Now through September, Softball Registration is open to all Special Olympics Athletes. Practices will provide training for upcoming games and ages 8 and up are welcome to participate. There is a $30 registration fee per season and games and practices take place at Lampkin Park.

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Beginning August 24th, Special Olympics bowling will begin, and all athletes are invited to dust off their ball and pack their shoes! Practices will take place every Wednesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $3 for two games. Practices are located at Southern Lanes on Scottsville Road.

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The Special Populations program is always in need of volunteers.  Volunteer opportunities exist through many programs and special events. If you or your group would like to make a difference in our community, please contact Special Populations.  All volunteer applications are now online at www.bgky.org/hr/jobs.

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In addition, the Speciation Populations program also offers many activities for senior citizens. If you are interested in more information or volunteering, please contact the City of Bowling Green at 270-393-3480.

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