• Special Olympics


    Harrison students pose for a photo at the Special Olympics regional bowling tournament.

  • Participating in youth sports is one of the best ways for children to remain physically fit, make friends and learn important life lessons that simply can’t be taught in a classroom. At the Harrison School District, we strongly believe students with different abilities should not be left on the sidelines.


    Many special education students are members of the district’s Special Olympics team, which competes in a variety of athletic events throughout the school year. Athletes can join the team on their eighth birthday and remain eligible for the school-age competitions until they turn 21.


    Led by certified coaches, Harrison students travel to regional competitions for basketball and bowling. Then, in the spring, our F.S. Garrison Stadium hosts the Area 2 Track & Field championships, bringing schools from six northwest Arkansas counties together for a day of friendly competition and fellowship.


    Harrison students are extremely supportive of our Special Olympics athletes. Prior to every major competition, students at the Middle School and High School host HERO Camp, student-led training sessions in which varsity athletes guide Special Olympians through a variety of activities to boost their skills and confidence. This initiative was featured in an Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators newsletter as a model for boosting engagement and bringing students together.


  • 2019-20 Schedule

    A Harrison student bowls in a Special Olympics event at Cottonwood Bowl.

  • September 19, 2019

    Fun Day at the River — Tyler Bend
    Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Events begin at 10.


    October 16, 2019

    Area 2 Student Bowling — Cottonwood Bowl, Harrison
    9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


    February 12, 2020

    Basketball Competition — Bergman High School
    9:30 a.m.


    April 3, 2020

    Area 2 Track & Field Competition — F.S. Garrison Stadium
    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Events begin at 9.