Who Benefits


The Exceptional Outreach Organization is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization, comprised of various community representatives and parent board members. As a foundation, it is their mission to provide programs for exceptional individuals with special needs by fostering growth through recreation, education, and social activites.

Founded in June 2000 by a group of parents in Lee County, Ala., EOO is the only nonprofit organization of its kind in the area. With the combined efforts of the City of Auburn, EOO has helped serve thousands of children and adults.

Find out more about these great programs:
  • Special Olympics of Lee County
    Special Olympics provides 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 and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. Special Olympics also includes Unified Sports, which joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team to promote social inclusion through shared sports training and competition experiences. Events include: Bowling, Flag Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Power-lifting, Softball, Swimming, Track & Field and Volleyball.

  • The Therapeutic Summer Camp
    A joint project created in partnership with Auburn Parks and Recreation, Auburnís Therapeutic Summer camp is a seven-week day camp designed for young adults in the Lee County area with various disabilities, such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delays and hearing and vision impairments. Campís curriculum program helps teach social skills, physical exercise and nutrition and provides rehabilitation and counseling. Campers enjoy educational field trips and activities like bowling, swimming, art and more.

  • Best Buddies of Auburn University
    Best Buddies is an international organization that pairs people with intellectual disabilities in one-on-one friendships with college students. Volunteers offer their buddies the chance to explore friendships outside of their usual environment. Auburnís Best Buddies chapter is the largest in the country with more than 150 active members and 80 college buddy pairs.