Avery County

Welcome to Special Olympics Avery County! We are always looking for new athletes, coaches and volunteers! Come out and get involved! Special Olympics reveals the champion in us all!

Basketball Skills: Practices begin August 25th at 5pm at Newland Elementary in Newland and will run each Thursday through October 27th. Coach Dennis Perry: (919) 745-7805. Skills focus on dribbling, passing and shooting.

Anyone interested in Alpine Skiing this winter will need to attend the Dry Land Training on Tuesday 10/4 at 4:00pm OR Saturday, 10/8 at 10:00am. Must register with Barb Holdcroft prior to the training. Contact or 828-733-8416.

Anyone interested in volunteering or coaching? All coach training is Free and provided by Special Olympics. Please contact Holly Magid at if you are interested!

Bocce Practice

Thursdays at 9:30 AM beginning June 9th 2016. Location:  Yellow Mountain Enterprises, 225 Estatoa Street Newland, NC.  For more information, contact Coach Jim Ciociola at 828-260-2717.

A special thanks to all of our sponsors for our Spring and Summer games! Our major Pinnacle Sponsors include the Williams YMCA of Avery County and Classic Stone Works, Inc. of Linville.

Sports Offered

Special Olympics Avery County Sponsors

YMCA Avery County
The Classic Avery County

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Holly Magid

PO Box 707
Linville, NC 28646
828-737-5500 (W)

Community Resource Director – West

Melanie Guntner

919-719-7662 x133

VP of Community Resources

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 x161