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Durham County

Welcome to Special Olympics Durham County!

More than 200 athletes train year-round in 11 different sports and compete in local-, regional- and state-level events. Special Olympics Durham County partners with the City of Durham Parks and Recreation for use of facilities and equipment. Our offices are in the Edison Johnson Center on Murray Avenue, a Parks and Recreation facility.

In-School Special Olympics Training
School-aged youth, in self-contained classes for students with developmental disabilities are offered a variety of Special Olympic sports options. Information will be disseminated throughout the school system. Contact Kristen Randall 560-1301 for more information.

Please see our Parks and Rec website for information about Special Olympics Durham County.

Sports Offered

Aquatics – (March – May) (ages 8+)

Practices: Wednesdays, March 12 – June 4, 2008 (7 p.m. – 8 p.m.) at Edison Johnson Aquatics Center

Competitive aquatics program for Special Olympics Athletes ages 8 and older – must be able to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) independently. Athletes may compete at an Invitational Tournament and the Special Olympics State Games (a weekend long event).

Athletics – (March – May) (ages 8+)

Practices: Sundays, March 30 – June 1, 2008 (5 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at Durham School of the Arts

Program offers track and field training for Special Olympics Athletes ages 10 and older. Athletes may travel to away meets and the Special Olympic State Games (a weekend long event).

Basketball -(Dec. – Feb.) (ages 14+)

Program offers basketball training for Special Olympics Athletes ages 10 and older. Teams travel to away games and to the Special Olympic State Level Tournament (a weekend long event).

Bowling

Cheerleading  -(November – February) (ages 8+)

Competitive cheerleading program for Special Olympics Athletes ages 8 and older. The team will cheer at Special Olympics basketball games and support various Special Olympics events. They will also compete at the Special Olympics State Games (a weekend-long event).

Equestrian

Golf – (Aug. – Oct.) (ages 14+)

Competitive golf program for Special Olympics Athletes ages 14 and older. Athletes may travel out of town to tournaments and to the Special Olymics State Level Competition (a weekend long event).

Powerlifting – (Aug. – June) (ages 18+)

Competitive weightlifting program for Special Olympics Athletes ages 14 and older. Athletes may travel out of town to tournaments and to the Special Olympics State Level Competition (a weekend long event).

Soccer – (Aug. – Oct.) (ages 10+)

Competitive soccer program for Special Olympics Athletes ages 14 and older. Teams may travel out of town to tournaments and to the Special Olymics State Level Competition (a weekend long event).

Softball – (March – May) (ages 14+)

Practices: Wednesdays, March 19 – May 28, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Valley Springs Park.

Program offers softball training for Special Olympics Athletes ages 10 and older. Team travels to away games and the Special Olympic State Games (a weekend long event).

Young Athletes Program

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Kristen Randall

12 Providence Ct
Durham, NC  27705
919-560-1301 (W)
919-560-4823 (F)
Email: durham@sonc.net

Field Services Director – East

Lindsay Waldron – VP of Field Services

704-358-1935, ext. 161

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.

  • Richard Neal