Brunswick County

Welcome to Special Olympics Brunswick County!

Based out of Brunswick County Parks & Recreation Department, Special Olympics Brunswick County operates year-round and offers athletes the chance to participate in numerous sports as well as athlete leadership opportunities. The local program offers four local competition opportunities in athletics, bowling, basketball, and aquatics. Athletes that participate in any of the above sports are given the opportunity to compete at area and state level events, as well as other league and scrimmage competitions with neighboring counties.

Athletes serve as Global Messengers, public speakers that raise awareness and support for the local program. Athletes also have the opportunity to sit on the local committee.

Coaches are provided with the necessary orientation and training they need to become effective and knowledgeable as a Special Olympics trainer in the sport of their choice.

For Brunswick County athletes, coaches, and volunteers, Special Olympics is a year round program that gives children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, and experience joy at all levels and at no cost. The program is constantly adding new sports to give athletes many choices and rewarding opportunities to grow physically, socially, and improve their overall quality of life.

Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunities

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Steve Goodwin

Brunswick County Parks & Recreation
PO Box 249
Bolivia, NC  28422
910-253-2679 (W)

VP of Community Resources

Lindsay Waldron

704-358-1935 x161

Global Messengers

Global Messengers are Special Olympics athletes who have been trained in public speaking to serve as ambassadors for the organization.  They can recruit potential athletes, volunteers and sponsors through public presentations. To schedule a Global Messenger appearance, please contact the local coordinator.