Welcome to Special Olympics Buncombe County!
Special Olympics Buncombe county is sponsored by Buncombe County Recreation Services and serves nearly 480 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competitive programs are offered in 11 sports and Young Athletes.
Become an Athlete
Special Olympics Buncombe County offers sports training and competition for individuals with an intellectual disability ages 8 and up. Young Athletes programming is available for children ages 2-7.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteers are a vital part of Special Olympics. From helping with fundraising activities to assisting at competitions and practices, volunteers are always welcome and appreciated! Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
Become a Coach
Coaching Special Olympics athletes may be one of the most rewarding things you do! We provide all the training necessary to help you and the athletes succeed! Coaches must be at least 18 years old.
Special Olympics Buncombe County Summer Picnic
Date: Saturday, July 27; 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Buncombe County Sports Park
58 Apac Cir, Asheville, NC 28806
Please invite anyone who is interested in Special Olympics, even if they are not part of our program yet. There will be games and food!
Special Olympics Buncombe County Rowdown Throwdown
Date: Saturday, August 17; 10 a.m. (registration opens at 9 a.m.)
Location: South Slope CrossFit
217 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, click here.