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Gaston County

Welcome to Special Olympics Gaston County! Special Olympics Gaston County serves nearly 300 children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the county. Training and competition programs are offered in 11 sports.

Volunteers make Special Olympics programs possible! Contact Ashley Anderson get involved as a coach,  or a volunteer at an event, or serve on a committee.

Upcoming Events

Committee Meeting
Every 2nd Thursday of the month @ 7-8pm
Gaston County Sheriff’s Department

Spring Games 2019 – POSTPONED due to the weather.
New Date: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:45 a.m.
Location: North Gaston High School
1133 Ratchford Rd., Dallas NC 28034

Spring Sports Schedule

Detailed spring sports information

Sport Start Date Day Time
Athletics 3/5/19 Tuesdays 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Bowling 3/24/19 Sundays 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Softball Skills 3/18/19 Mondays 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Softball Team 3/16/19 Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Swimming 3/9/19 Saturdays 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Unified Flag Football TBA TBA TBA
Volleyball Team & Skills 3/4/19 Mondays 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Ashley Anderson

61 Central Avenue
Gastonia, NC 28054
919-323-2564
Email: gaston@sonc.net

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.

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