Special Olympics Cumberland County


Cumberland County Mock LogoWelcome to Special Olympics Cumberland County! More than 500 athletes train year-round in 14 different sports and compete in local, regional, and state-level events. Special Olympics Cumberland County partners with Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. Our offices are in the Dorothy Gilmore Therapeutic Recreation Center on Purdue Drive in Fayetteville, a Parks and Recreation facility.




Cumberland County is excited to be joining forces with Methodist University Campus Recreation for Unified Flag Football.  Cumberland is currently looking for players.  Competition opportunites for this sport will be available at the Collegiate Intramural level.  Practices and games will take place on the MU campus.  If you are interested in playing with Methodist University students, contact the staff at Gilmore 910-433-1000.

2014 SwampDogs Logo

Season a Success for SwampDog Interns

As the SwampDogs season is in full swing Cumberland County is pround of the 11 interns working at the Swamp the summer.  The interns have been working in the heat and the rain with no complaints, developing job skills and making lots of new friends.  Stop by a game and see for yourself, our hard working athlete interns.


Upcoming Events:

Fall Sports Kick Off/Meet the Coach

Athletes interrested in playing:  Bocce, Flag Football, Soccer, Golf, Tennis or Cycling
Register by August 1, 2014
Event:  Monday, August 4, 6:00 pm at Gilmore TRC
Make sure your physical is up to date Special Olympics Physical Form
Send an email to jscruggins@ci.fay.nc.us letting us know which sport you would like to play.

Inaugaral Hope Mills PD Special Olympics 5K Road Race and 5K Walk

Pre-register by August 5, 2014
Event: Saturday, August 23, 7:45 am at Hope Mills Town Hall
Late Registration day:  August 21 at Hope Mills Holiday Inn 6-8 pm
Hope Mills PD SO 5K Registration Form

logo websiteGifts Galore & SO Much More!

Pre-register by October 3, 2014
Event: Saturday, December 6, 10 am – 4 pm at Gilmore TR Center
Late registrations accepted until November 28.
Know anyone with their own business that wants to support Special Olympics?  Get them our 2014 Vendor Application.  Check out our website:  www.giftsgalorefayetteville.com and like us on facebook: www.facebook.com/giftsgalorefayetteville
PU_Lockups-02Project Unify is a grant program from the Department of Education that educates and activates our youth into leadership roles within Special Olympics North Carolina.  Please follow the link for more infomormation on Project Unify.






10/15 – 11/15
November – March
SONC Basketball & Cheerleading Competition   
August 1 – September 1
August – March
February 15 – March 15
March – June
SONC Summer Games
August 1 – September 1
September – June
February 5 – March 5
March – June
February 15 – March 1
March – June
July 15 – August 15
August - October
SONC Eastern Bocce Tournament
May 15 – June 15
July - October
SONC Equestrian Tournament
July 15 – August 15
August – November
SONC Fall Tournament
July 15 – August 15
June – November
May 1 – June 1
June – November
July 15 – August 15
August – November
February 1 – March 1
March – December
SONC Eastern Bowling Tournament

Calendar and Contact Information  
Special Olympics  Cumberland County Calendar

Local Program Staff
Jamie Scruggins
Nicole Benbow
Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation
1600 Purdue Dr.
Fayetteville, NC 28304
910-433-1000 (W)

910-433-1050 (F) 910-489-5474 (C) Email: jscruggins@ci.fay.nc.us nbenbow@ci.fay.nc.us Website:  http://www.fcpr.us Field Services Director-East  Lindsay Waldron 704-358-1935 ext 161 (NC Only) Like us on Facebook!