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Lucas County Little Lightning Special Olympics

Liam makes a basket
The Little Lightning basketball team scoring a basket in January 2024.

Who are the Little Lightning?

The Little Lightning, a play on our Lucas County Lightning Special Olympics teams, are teams of athletes between the ages of 8-15 years old. 

Playing sports through our Special Olympics programming is a chance for personal growth and inclusion through healthy community activities. For more information, email

Available Sports

Lucas County Special Olympics offers the below sports as well as unified (Individuals with disabilities playing with typical individuals) basketball, bowling, and golf. 

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cheer
  • Golf
  • Swim
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field


Sign Ups for Spring Sports!

Learn how to sign up for Spring Sports.

2023 Coach Pitch Champions

Lucas County Coach Pitch team wins States

Lucas County Special Olympics Coach Pitch team made it to the State competition on September 17 and won! Congratulations to the team and coaches on a game well played and a sweet ending to a fabulous season. Way to go Lightning!


State Flag Football Championships
Lucas County athletes along with University of Toledo students battled in the Glass Bowl to claim the title of Unified Flag Football Champions.


As a nonprofit organization, Lucas County Special Olympics relies on donations and fundraisers to provide sports at no cost to the athletes. All donations directly benefit the athletes by paying for things like registration fees, uniforms, equipment, travel and lodging.

Donations can be sent to:

Lucas County Special Olympics
c/o Lucas County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1154 Larc Lane
Toledo, OH 43614

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