Cabarrus County

Welcome to Special Olympics Cabarrus County! Based out of Cabarrus County Schools, Special Olympics Cabarrus County serves over 800 children and adults with disabilities throughout the county. Training and competition are offered in 17 sports as well as the Young Athletes Program. Special Olympics Cabarrus County would not be as successful without loyal volunteers. Come out and coach a sport, help out at an event, or serve on the local steering committee, just contact Emily Riley.

Current Volunteer Needs

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  • Erykah Culbertson, World Games Athlete
    We are so excited that our very own Erykah Culbertson has been chosen to represent Team USA at Special Olympics World Games 2019 in Abu Dhabi! She will be competing in Track and Field and we are so proud of her! If you would like to help support Erykah’s trip, you can donate online.
  • Local Bowling Tournament Special Olympics Cabarrus County hosted a Bowling Tournament on November 17th at Foxfire Lanes. We had 85 qualifying individuals.

  • Bocce Tournament – Special Olympics Cabarrus hosted a wonderful Bocce Invitational on Saturday, October 13th at the Cabarrus County Senior Center. We had over 70 athletes participate from seven Counties. Thank you to the Senior Center for the use of your facility and to PDQ at Concord Mills for providing an awesome lunch!
  • Truck Convoy for Special Olympics NC 2018 – Thank you Eric, Becky, Betty, Sean, Jeremy, and Austin for representing Cabarrus County Special Olympics by attending the 2018 Truck Convoy, Saturday, October 20th. All of the participating drivers and event organizers loved meeting our athletes!

Upcoming Events

Spring Games 2019
Date: Wednesday and Thursday, April 10th and 11th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Rain Date: Wednesday and Thursday, April 17th and 18th, 2019
Location: Cabarrus Arena & Events Center
4751 Hwy. 49 N, Concord NC 28025

April 10th – Participants are middle school and high school age and adults
April 11th – Participants are elementary school age

If you know an individual who qualifies for Special Olympics who is not going with a school or agency, please contact Emily Riley to sign-up the athlete to participate in Spring Games.

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Emily Riley

Cabarrus County Schools
7321 Raging Ridge Road
Harrisburg, NC  28075
(704) 490-8036 (C)
704) 260-6659 (Fax)


Community Resource Director – West

Lauren Bruce

919-719-7662 x106

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.

  • Patrick Manning
  • Todd Bass
  • Connor Stipe