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Carteret County

Welcome to Special Olympics Carteret County!

Please welcome Ruth Varner, new Co-Coordinator for Carteret County! Ruth is retired from teaching and currently works alongside our current Coordinator, Darlene Austin, at Carteret Parks and Recreation as Recreation Leader. Ruth has been involved with Special Olympics programming as a bocce, soccer, bowling, athletics, and basketball coach, HOD, UCS and YAP liaison, and fundraiser (wow!). Previously, she worked as an EC Teacher for over 15 years in the Carteret County area. She brings a wealth of experience and I am excited to work with her and Darlene to improve their sports offerings and Spring Games, as well as secure additional funding and grants for 2018.

May 9th is our Spring Games with a rain date of the 10th at West Carteret High School in Morehead City from 9-12.

May 16th is our Special Olympics prom at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City from 5-9.

Sunday, May 20th is our 9 Pin No-Tap Tournament – Open to ALL! $20.00 for 3 games (with shoes). Proceeds benefit Team NC and their trip to the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, Washington.

We have a YAP Gymnastics day on June 1 at Crystal Coast Gymnastics in Morehead City 9-12.

Sports Offered

Athletics

Basketball

Bocce

Bowling – Our final bowling dates are March 6th and 8th at MacDaddy’s in Cape Carteret from 9-12.

Soccer

Young Athletes

Contact Information

Local Program Co-Coordinators

Darlene Austin & Ruth Varner

Carteret County Parks & Recreation
1702 Live Oak Street, Suite 300
Beaufort, NC  28516
252-808-3301
Email: carteret@sonc.net

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.

  • Anna Hopkins