Charleston Beach Olympics for Pattison’s Academy

April 17, 2024

Charleston Beach Olympics  makes a triumphant return promising fun in the sun on Sullivan’s Island while supporting the Lowcountry’s severely disabled

Friendly beach competition raises funds for Pattison’s Academy’s Therapeutic Summer Program.

Sullivans Island, S.C.The Charleston Beach Olympics is returning for a fourth year to Sullivans Island Saturday, June 8, 2024 in efforts to cover tuition costs for Pattison’s Academy’s Therapeutic Summer Camp enrollees. The Charleston Beach Olympics boasts a day full of friendly beach competition where 30 randomly drawn teams of four will battle it out in the sand with events like sack races, mind games, relays and more to take home the gold, silver and bronze; followed by an after party, raffle and awards ceremony hosted at Mainland Container Co. Kitchen and Bar (open to the public).

Registration for the 2024 Charleston Beach Olympics is now open and tickets can be purchased online at Tickets to participate are $30 without an event t-shirt and $50 with, 21 and up only. The Charleston Beach Olympics will kick off at 1 p.m. at Station 22 on Sullivan’s Island with eight Olympic games along the beach finishing up with two finale events.

In addition to a fun day battling on the beach participants receive a free drink ticket and free buffet at the Mainland Container Co. Kitchen and Bar after party; as well as a loaded swag bag filled with great local items and discounts. Friends and family are encouraged to come watch the games and join the after party which is open to the public.

Pattison’s Academy is an education and rehabilitation academy in Charleston providing comprehensive, year-round programs to support children to young adults with severe disabilities and their families. Pattison’s Academy Therapeutic Summer Camp is the ONLY therapeutic summer program in the Lowcountry for these individuals however it receives no program revenue relying solely on the support of the community. Tuition for summer camp enrollees weighs in at a hefty $2,000 per student. Pattison’s summer program provides essential interaction, education and therapeutic support (speech, OT, PT and more) to disabled children-young adults in Charleston; as well as bridges a gap for families who often cannot afford to hire care or leave work during the summer months to look after their loved ones.

The 2023 Charleston Beach Olympics was a sold out event and over $10,000 was donated to Pattison’s Academy’s Therapeutic camp tuition costs. This year the goal is to raise $16,000 sending eight deserving severely disabled locals to the program. For those that wish to support the cause in other ways direct donations and sponsorship opportunities can be found online at


About Charleston Beach Olympics

The Charleston Beach Olympics is an Olympic inspired afternoon of beach competition benefitting Pattison’s Academy Therapeutic Summer Camp.  For more information visit or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @charlestonbeacholympics. For more information on the beneficiary please visit The Charleston Beach Olympics was created by local Glenn Coltharp following COVID-19 as a way to gather people together in an active, outside way for a greater good.