Forsyth County

Welcome to Special Olympics Forsyth County! Our local program is based out of Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks and serves nearly 1,500 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Training and competition are offered year-round in 14 Olympic-style sports. Volunteers make Special Olympics possible! Get involved! Contact Carlie Pudney today to learn more about how you can get involved as coach, volunteer, or to serve on a committee.

Inclement Weather: If practices are cancelled due to inclement weather, athletes will be contacted either by the Coach or SOFC Staff Liaison via phone and/or e-mail. SOFC will also post a notice on the Facebook page.

Sports & Activities

Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Special Populations Upcoming Programs

Active Actions
When: Mondays
Where: Sprague Street Recreation Center
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
Info: A time to move, groove and engage in physical exercise for persons with disabilities. Meets at Sprague St. Rec. Center

Chair Yoga
When: Every Friday
Where: Little Creek
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Info: Mind, body and spirit strengthening class for individuals with and without disabilities. Participants experience ways to decrease stress, improve relaxation and learn about the practice of Yoga. Meets at Little Creek Rec. Center

The Vibe
When: Tuesdays
Where: Georgia Taylor
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Info: Music Therapy program for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. Participants create poetry to music, sing, dance, and gain exposure to different forms of music. In a social group setting, participants have a chance to be imaginative and experience freedom of self-expression. Meets at Georgia Taylor Rec. Center

Line Up!
When: Thursdays
Where: Sedge Garden Recreation Center
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Info: A new, and fun line dancing class for people with and without disabilities. Will meet at Sedge Garden Rec. Center

Other Community Programs

Social Animals Group
When: 3rd Tuesday of every month
Where: Family Services Center (1200 S. Broad Street)
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Info: Come join the Social Animals Group for adults with intellectual disabilities (ages 18+). This is a fun time to meet others, build friendships, play games and other activities, and pizza will be served! Attendance Fee is $5.00. To RSVP or for more information please contact Genevieve Athens at 336-946-6026 or at

Volunteer Opportunities

Special Olympics Forsyth County is always looking for compassionate and dedicated volunteers to assist with our many fundraisers and special events. Click here to see what volunteers opportunities are currently available.

If you have questions about volunteering with Special Olympics Forsyth County, please contact Carlie Pudney at

Upcoming Events

Fall Sports Offered

Spring Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Carlie Pudney

Winston-Salem Recreations & Parks Dept.
2301 N. Patterson Avenue
Winston-Salem, NC  27105
336-727-2425 (W)
336-747-9388 (F)

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.

  • Jennifer Wardlow
  • Donald Wardlow
  • Abram Coker