Special Friends – N.E. Tarrant County Special Olympics

Learn more about the Special Olympics sports that Special Friends participates in by visiting our Sports pages.


 Bill Wallis, our friend and leader, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2016. We miss him greatly.

Practice begins Wednesday, October 10th and will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:00pm and Saturdays from 9:00 – 10:30am.

Location: Meadow Creek Elementary, located at 3001 Harwood Rd, Bedford, TX 76021.

Practice will be held every Friday at 6:00 pm beginning September 7th and running through October 26th. Practices will be held at Bowlero, 1901 Airport Freeway, Euless, TX 76040 (same place, new name). So that athletes can begin practice by 6:00 pm and finish on time, athletes need to arrive no later than 5:45 pm to allow time to get their shoes, balls, ramps, etc.

Competition is scheduled for November 2nd-3rd.

Please check the Bowling page for more information!

Practice will start Thursday, 8/9, and will be held from 6:00 – 7:00 pm every Thursday. Practice is at Creek Trail Park, 3925 Airline Drive, Richland Hills, TX 76118. Bring lots of water & bug spray. If a parent, caregiver, sibling, or friend is interested in playing Unified, please join your athlete at practice.

Contact Gayla Altman via email (gayla1161@aol.com) or text (817.975.4555) if you plan to participate so we can ensure we have enough courts.

Competition is scheduled for October 6th.

The Knights of Columbus will host Bingo at the Knights of Columbus Hall (1319 Brown Trail, Bedford) on the third Thursday of every month starting in September from 6:30 to 8:00.

Please check your athlete’s Application/Medical Release expiration date. Athletes with expired medicals will not be allowed to practice until we receive a completed medical.