Special Olympics South Carolina
109 OAK PARK DR
IRMO SC 29063-6105
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8
Address 109 OAK PARK DR
IRMO, SC 290636105
Telephone (843) 384-0079
E-mail cherie2293@yahoo.com
Projected Annual Revenue $12,000.00 (2018)
Mission Statement

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr Barry Scott Coats
Board Chair Randal Senn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Scana Corporation
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1979
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes, and the community.

Background

Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through year-round training and competition in Olympic type sports. Participation is open to anyone with an intellectual disability over the age of 6. Many of our athletes participate well into adulthood and throughout their entire lives. All Special Olympics training and competitions are offered at no cost to our participants.

The first International Special Olympics Summer Games was held in 1968 at Soldier Field in Chicago. Since that first game, South Carolina athletes have been training and competing locally, as well as on the State, National, and International level in 26 Olympic type sports. Area 8 is currently in its 26th year of operation. Special Olympics impacts millions of athletes, families, volunteers, and communities throughout the world.

Special Olympics Area 8 provides year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with disabilities in Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton, and Colleton Counties. This number grows each year with the addition of more Unified Partners (typical same-age peers training and competing alongside the Special Olympians)! In Hilton Head and Bluffton, approximately 350 school-age children and 100 adults participate in 10 different Special Olympics sports: equestrian, tennis, golf, bocce, swimming, kayaking, cheerleading, basketball, track & field, and bowling. We currently serve children and adults with disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, brain trauma, and many others. These athletes train and compete at all levels, and throughout the year. Special Olympics becomes a big part of their lives through which they learn valuable lessons, enjoy the rewards of friendship, discover new abilities, and ultimately find their voices. Our program empowers these special needs individuals by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and be more fully engaged with their community.

Impact
Increased number of athlets
Increased number of sports opportunities
Increased number of volunteers
Increased number of health screenings for athletes
Increased awareness of our program thorough community events
 
Needs

Bowling Program for 300 Adults and Children - $10,000

Track and Field for 500 Adults and Children - $10,000

Tennis Program for 200 Adults and Children $7500
 
Funds needed to Send 7 People From the local area  to USA  Games   $10,500
Funds need for physicals for 500 athletes required for competition - $5000 
 
 
CEO/Executive Director Statement Special Olympics South Carolina is proud to now serve 28,902 athletes in our state. We offer programs in sports, health and education. We are real sports, offering a variety of Olympic-type sports on all ability levels. Through health programs we are tacking the problem of individuals with intellectual disabilities being the most overlooked population as far as health care. Through education we are moving to a more inclusive environment by offered unified sports opportunities. Barry S. Coats, President/CEO, Special Olympics South Carolina
Board Chair Statement I am proud to serve as Board Chair for Special Olympics South Carolina. The opportunities for athletes through Special Olympics participation is incredible. Often understated are the opportunities offered to community members to serve as volunteers. A common phrase I hear after an event, whether a training session or a competition, is "I feel I got more out of this than I gave."  Randy Senn, Board Chair, Special Olympics South Carolina
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments What an awesome opportunity I have to serve as Executive Vice President of this organization. My involvement usually tops more ta 60 hours on the job each week. I call it an opportunity and not work! Sue Maner
Areas of Service
Area
Beaufort County
Colleton County
Hampton County
Jasper County
We primarily serve athletes all over Beaufort County, and currently serve approximately 45 athletes in Jasper County. Hampton and Colleton counties both participate in a yearly Regional Special Olympics event, both of which are supported financially by Area 8.
Board Chair
Board Chair Randal Senn
Company Affiliation Scana Corporation
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2018
Email rsenn@scana.com
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Allen Amsler McCrory Construction
Elizabeth Bagley Oracle
Jack Barker Retired
Scott Biscoff Savage Law Firm
Natasha DeWitte Parent
Deena Dill Bonfire Entertainment
William Head Special Olympics Coach
Will Johnson Haynesworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A.
John Jones Atlas Technologies
Cyndi Lewis Parent
Stephen Loftis Sheriff, Greenville County
Darryl Malone Athlete
Dr. Gregory McCord Beaufort County Schools
Pat McCullough AIG
John Moore JMI Consulting
Josh Myers Athlete
Patti Pierce Area Director
Randal Senn SCE&G
Richard Stachelek Sandman LLC
Stacy Thompson Bluestein Nichols Thompson Delgado
Larry White Retired
Ashleigh Wilson Bowman and Brooke, LLP
Cooper Wilson Hood Law Firm
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 40
Asian American/Pacific Islander 5
Caucasian 40
Hispanic/Latino 8
Native American/American Indian 2
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 55
Female 45
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 80%
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 80%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 90%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 3
Other Boards
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Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Mr Barry Scott Coats
Experience Began work 30 years ago at Special Olympics SC as the accountant, promoted to Vice President of Internal Operations and in 2000named by the Board of Directors as President and CEO.
Staff
Full Time Staff 12
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 12000
Contractors 12
Retention Rate 95%
Plans
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? No
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Diversity Policy
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Programs
Description  
  1. Track and Field Event. This event involves almost every athlete in the local area. 400+ athletes. Children from Beaufort and Jasper county schools participate along with adults from the Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and Programs for Exceptional People. Practices occur at the local schools. Events include running, assisted walking, softball and tennis ball throws. The main competition is held every spring at a local high school. The Bluffton fire department, along with the Knights of Columbus, Hampton Hall and many local volunteers are there to help. Local school students come out to cheer on the athletes. Great community event. Over 700 total people in attendance.

Short Term Success

Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion. 

Long Term Success Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
 
Description  

.  Bowling: this sport has many participants. Local schools go to bowling alleys to practice and 2 tournaments are held in Bluffton in December, usually with over 300 athletes participating. We also have several adult teams participating in Bluffton/Hilton Head and Beaufort. Many of the bowling athletes have gone to state and National competitions for Special Olympics.

Short Term Success  Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Long Term Success Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Description  

Tennis: this is also a program with 200+ participants, both adults and children. Local volunteers have practices at the schools and there are volunteers and tennis pros that work with the adults and children. Our tennis athletes have also competed on a local, state, national and international level. Hilton Head’s Van der Meer Tennis Center host a National Special Olympics Tournament in the Fall. Many of our local Athletes participate in this tournament every year.

Short Term Success  Improving athletic skill, friendship, and inclusion.
Long Term Success Improving athletic skill, friendship, and inclusion.
Description  

. Horseback Riding- this is done during the school day. For this sport, our athletes go to the Heroes on Horseback facility in Bluffton. This sport has probably 200 participants. They not only learn riding skills, but also care of the horses, that are specially trained therapy horses. We have had 3 local athletes that have competed in Special Olympics World Games in Greece and Los Angeles.

Short Term Success  Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Long Term Success Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Description  

. Unified sports - this encompasses all sports. It is a program where a special needs person is teamed with a typical peer and will compete in various sports. We currently Unified teams/ partners in Tennis, basketball bocce, golf and bowling. Several of local bowling teams have competed in the National Unified bowling tournaments in Syracuse, Las Vegas, New Orleans and Reno. We have had unified golf teams compete in Seattle, and our bocce and tennis teams in local, state, National and world games.

Short Term Success  Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Long Term Success Improving athletic skills, friendship, and inclusion.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2018
Projected Revenue $12,000.00
Projected Expenses $12,000.00
Form 990s
Audit Documents
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$2,254,424$2,100,859$1,980,947
Government Contributions$250,000$260,396$250,000
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified$250,000$260,396$250,000
Individual Contributions------
$0$0$0
$0$0$0
Investment Income, Net of Losses($21,056)$3,949$15,664
Membership Dues$0$0$0
Special Events$196,870$163,914$106,523
Revenue In-Kind$0$0$0
Other$0$0$0
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$2,163,140$2,049,991$2,095,958
Administration Expense$107,816$100,828$100,750
Fundraising Expense$293,989$336,241$317,072
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.091.050.99
Program Expense/Total Expenses84%82%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue11%13%14%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$2,582,424$2,005,458$1,869,742
Current Assets$1,623,155$1,944,222$1,810,873
Long-Term Liabilities$330,626$0$0
Current Liabilities$24,638$21,895$21,791
Total Net Assets$2,227,160$1,983,563$1,847,951
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities65.8888.8083.10
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets13%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes Dec 2018
Nonprofit Special Olympics South Carolina
Address 109 OAK PARK DR
IRMO, SC 290636105
Primary Phone (843) 384-0079
Contact Email cherie2293@yahoo.com
CEO/Executive Director Mr Barry Scott Coats
Board Chair Randal Senn
Board Chair Company Affiliation Scana Corporation
Year of Incorporation 1979