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.


Sports Offered

Contact Information

Local Program Coordinator

Ashley Anderson

1600 Burning Willow Court
Gastonia, NC 28054

Field Services Director

Lindsay Waldron – VP of Field Services

704-358-1935, ext. 161

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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