Buncombe County

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Welcome to Special Olympics Buncombe County!

Special Olympics Buncombe county is sponsored by Buncombe County Parks, Greenway & Recreation and serves nearly 480 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competitive programs are offered in 8 sports.

Volunteers make Special Olympics programs possible! Register today to coach a sport, help out at an event, or serve on a committee.

Buncombe County Spring Games

Thursday, May 5, 8am – 2pm
TC Roberson High School, 250 Overlook Rd, Asheville, NC 28803
Rain Date: 5/6


Special Olympics Buncombe County Regional Spring Basketball Blowout: Saturday, March 19

Upcoming Events

Coffee for Champions project kicks off Monday, August 1
Mountain Xpress (blog)
Ryan the Coffee Pedlar was an early supporter of Coffee for Champions. Photo courtesy of Buncombe County Special Olympics …

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Josh O’Conner

67 Haywood Street
Asheville, NC 28801
828-250-4265 (W)
828-777-5634 (C)

Field Services Director – West

Michael Garguilo


Global Messengers

Global Messengers are ambassadors for the organization and can recruit potential athletes, volunteers and sponsors through public presentations. To schedule a Global Messenger appearance, please contact the local coordinator.

  • Timothy Littrell
  • Rob Powell
  • Matt Paoletti