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Cabarrus County

Welcome to Special Olympics Cabarrus County! Based out of Cabarrus County Schools, Special Olympics Cabarrus County serves over 750 children and adults with disabilities throughout the county. Training and competition are offered in 15 sports as well as the Youth 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

Contact Emily Riley at cabarrus@sonc.net for more information.

Practices will be on Monday nights at Irish Creek Golf Club in Kannapolis.  Practices will begin at 5:30 pm and be finished at 7:00 pm at the latest.  We need volunteers to help in the areas below.  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.  

  • Volunteers to work with our skills athletes.  You will help the athletes with their strokes (chipping, driving, putting), keep them organized and cheer them on.  You don’t have to have a lot of golf experience but willing to work with the athletes.  To volunteer, you will need to complete a volunteer screening form and a short 15 minute online Protective Behaviors Training. 
  • Unified partners who play beside our athletes doing 9 hole alternate shots.  You need to have some golf experience, willing to play with an athlete one-on-one, and able to drive a golf cart.  To be a unified partner, you will be asked to complete a unified partner form and a short 15 minute online Protective Behaviors Training.      

Practices will be Fridays 5:30-7:30 pm at Foxfire Lanes in Kannapolis starting 9/15 and ending 11/3.  We need volunteers who are willing to help on the lanes keeping the athletes organized, the games flowing and cheering on the athletes.  No experience with bowling needed, but definitely welcome.  To volunteer, you must be at least 14 years old and will need to complete a volunteer screening form and a short 15 minute online Protective Behaviors Training. 

Current Volunteer Needs

Contact cabarrus@sonc.net for more information

Current Volunteer Needs

Contact Emily Riley at cabarrus@sonc.net for more information.

Spring Games Platinum Level Sponsors

 
CCSG Ben Mynatt
CCSG CSM
CCSG Shoe Show
CCSG Papa Robbs
CCSG Cabarrus County Community Foundation
CCSG Cabarrus Arena
CCSG McDonald’s
CCSG Bimbo Bakeries
CCSG US Army
CCSG Sonic
CCSG Coke
 

News

  • For the last six years, Harrisburg Business Network has organized an exciting corn hole tournament fundraiser called Bags in the Burg. Each year, they pick an organization to receive the funds they raise. This year, Special Olympics Cabarrus was so grateful to have been picked. It was a HUGE success as Harrisburg Business Network presented SOCC with a check for $10,194.64! Before the big corn hole tournament, SOCC athletes had the opportunity to participate in a Charity Challenge where they played corn-hole against one another! Mandi Auten and her stepdad, Jeff went home winners of this year’s Charity Challenge. Everyone had such a great time and SOCC is very grateful to Harrisburg Business Network for putting on this event and their very generous donation!

Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Emily Riley

Cabarrus County Schools
7321 Raging Ridge Road
Harrisburg, NC  28075
704-454-7300 (W)
704-490-8036 (C)
Email: cabarrus@sonc.net

Community Resource Director – West

Melanie Guntner

919-719-7662 x133

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