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.



February 20, 2017  Newsletter

Gaston County Spring Games

April 7, 2017, 9:45am-1:00pm
North Gaston High School
Dallas, NC

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Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Ashley Anderson

1600 Burning Willow Court
Gastonia, NC 28054

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.

  • Tracy Rikard