Local Programs

Special Olympics North Carolina is organized at the grassroots level with nearly 100 accredited local programs serving almost every county in the state.  Most local programs are organized by county.  Local programs are managed by local coordinators who oversee all aspects of the program ranging from athlete registration to fundraising to organizing local training and competition.

To become an athlete, an individual must first complete an athlete participation form which entails a physical examination and submit this form to the local program where s/he lives.

To see information about your local program, choose your county from the drop down list below.  Don’t know in which county you live?   Check here!

Download our North Carolina county map with regional staff contact information.  SONC has staff dedicated to the eastern half of the state (in red) and staff dedicated to the western half (in gray).

Staff Contact

For more information about local programs, contact Lindsay Waldron, vice president of field services.

State Agencies

If you want to learn more about one of the SONC programs organized through a state-run facility, check out the pages for Caswell Center, J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, and Murdoch Center.

NC Counties